Friday, September 9, 2011

Holiday Projects, A Must Read

They are coming! Yippee... I wanted to have one of those countdown clocks telling you exactly how many weeks, days, minutes,etc. that were left until the first project would go out. But it turns out, I am having some java script issues. It's not serious...I'm going to be alright. :)

I am going to do it the old fashion way. October 6th is the day! That means there are only 27 days until they start! Wahoo again!

If you aren't familiar with my annual Holiday Project newsletters then I will give you an idea of what you're in for. If you have always received my holiday newsletters, I advise you keep reading because there are new things being added this year. First of all, this is my fourth year of projects. I think I might do bullet points for the rest of my explanation.... Here we go.....

                  * A new project every week for ten weeks, to get you prepared for the holidays
                  * New work every week
                  * A sale or special every week just for newsletter subscribers
                  * Freebies
                  * A give a way every week
                  * Lots of fun!

You say you need to be on the mailing list? Sign up here at the bottom of the page. To entice you a little more, any new subscriber between now and October 5th will receive a coupon for 25% off your first order. Once you sign up I will e-mail you the code.If you already are a subscriber and your bummed about not getting the coupon....how about a giveaway to cheer you up?

Leave me a comment here at this post and you will be entered to win a big ol' stash of New Holiday beads. They are beads that will be debuting in the first newsletter so unfortunately I cannot show you the prize. But above are some snowmen and trees to fill in their place.

I will randomly choose a winner for the give a way on October 6th.

When you leave me a comment, I want to hear....are you making your holiday gifts? Will you be sewing or beading them? I love, love, love to read what you're up to so thanks in advance for the comments....

Have a great day,
Jennifer




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52 comments:

  1. Jennifer -- your colors and patterns make me happy! I'm definitely making my holiday gifts this year. Mostly beading . . .

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  2. Fun give away! I love the design and colors of your trees.
    I was just thinking about how this is going to be the year that I make more than I buy. Some beading, some constructing of things, I need to remember to start as early as you do! I think I will get my children in the act too.

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  3. I am making some gifts this year: beading and cooking.

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  4. I already made 24 pair of Swarovski Christmas trees in various combinations of colors and spacers! We have 5 shows coming up this fall. I am also making gifts for my 2 nieces---last year it was a necklace and bracelet with small crosses for church, with added charms saying "faith" and "believe". This year I think I'm going to work on their school colors---they have spirit day every Friday.

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  5. So fun!! I can hardly wait to see your amazing new beads :) I love making things for people at Christmas! I usually purchase ready made things too, but the things I make always mean more- most are sewn or hand crafted :) Thanks for a giveaway!

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  6. I am definitely making gifts this year and selling some. I will be beading. Though after looking at your material I keep thinking I need to brush up on my rusty sewing skills.

    Beth

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  7. I plan on sewing most of my holiday gifts this year and your beads would be a perfect enhancement to any gift! The colors you use are just yummy!

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  8. Love your Christmas beads and your new line of fabric, Tussie Mussie! It's so great that I even ordered 2 bolts of some of it cause I'm sure it's going to sell out! I always think I'm going to make gifts but never end up having time to do it...sigh...

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  9. Sounds like fun, I have started buying some of my Christmas gifts, and I usually sew some as well. Better get on that.

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  10. I'm planning to make lots of jewellery this year for presents, and hopefully get some sewing done too. Would love to hear about your holiday projects!

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  11. Hey Jennifer, I love the Fall and the holdidays. My favorite memories of Chistmas as a little girl was not the toys and gifts. I don't even remember the gifts. My favorite memories were baking with my grandmother and giving baked goods to neighbors and friends. We did that every year until she passed away at the age of 90. I now carry on that tradition with my daughter and grandchildren. This year I am learning alot of new techniques and materials in jewerly making. Those pieces will fill most of my Christmas list this year. I love your work. Can't wait to see your Christmas line,

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  12. Thanks Bev,

    I want to hear which fabrics are your favorite...

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  13. It seems like there's going to be a lot of beading and sewing this year!

    Thanks for the great comments

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  14. This is my first visit to your blog and I have to say all the whimsy and color made me smile immediately :-)
    I'll be beading, sewing and stamping most of my Christmas gifts this year. I might even throw in some crocheting. My house is the 3-ring circus of crafting...I do it all!

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  15. Hi Jennifer! For the last 6 years I've given jewelry and other crafts as gifts.Poor relatives & friends.The first year I made garden stones!20lb presents.My mom still has hers,bless her heart.I've done stringing,sewing,mixed media-this year I'm trying resin among others.
    Where it said sign up here,my here never went anywhere,but I'd love to sign up for your Christmas classes.I just got through restringing one of your pendants and some beads,this time I used the less is great,too!Sign me up,send me coupon,thankyou.

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  16. Hi Jennifer,
    I plan on making a lot more of my gifts this year. It's a way of giving things that are more personal plus it also helps on the budget. I know that when someone takes the time to make something for me, it just seems to mean so much more. I'd like to pass that feeling on to my friends and family!
    Keep Creating!!!!
    Joan E Brands

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  17. I always try to make as many of my gifts as I can. Mainly beading.

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  18. this iz mi 1 st time here sre 4 the speling i have had a stroke so the speling iz not so gud
    i tri 2 mace as mene gifts az i can i du this az prt of mi tharipe thanx 4 al gr8 ideas cant wat 2 get the nuwslt

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  19. Looking forward to visiting your new shop. Beautiful things!

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  20. So exciting, I signed up immediately :)

    Love your snowmen & am totally looking forward to your new line of fabric. Your vision always makes me smile!

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  21. newsletter sounds fun, thanks! I always make a few pieces of jewelry for gifts & family members also buy custom jewelry for gifts.

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  22. Hi Jennifer...Love, Love, Love your use of bright, happy colors!!!! I have not been very productive...and looking at your colorful artwork really is inspiring me to create...Thank you!!! Sharon

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  23. Gail,

    I bet it was hard wrapping those heavy stones!

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  24. I love christmas and preparing the gifts ;)

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  25. Hi Jennifer, can't wait to get started on more of my holiday projects. Your colorful beads are a great inspiration.

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  26. I have already purchased a couple of your beads to make Christmas gifts. I like to make jewelry and this year, am planning on a couple of sewing projects too. My son and I make cookies every year to give as gifts to teachers, friends and neighbours, plus to a local restaurant for their community Christmas dinner.

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  27. I always make a lot of Christmas gifts and all of my cards. I hope to be able to sew some goodies for this year.
    I just found your cute mugs and mug rugs on Flickr photo stream. Love them so much.

    I just signed up for your newsletter and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Take care and thanks for sharing.

    Debbie

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  28. I just love your shop, your newsletters and your blog!!!!!!!
    I am already busy beading gifts.

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  29. I usually try to make some Christmas gifts every year. I have a new grand baby so I might not get to make as many as I have in years past. Maybe your projects will inspire me!

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  30. Love your blog, first found your buttons and fabrics while visiting North Carolina. Now I'm hooked. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for Christmas gift making. Thanks for a fresh and fun approach to fabrics.
    Kathie

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  31. Hi Jennifer, i just love your whimsicle components you bring a splash of color to every occation..i'm finally back in the studio today after a long unexpected break to create with all of my spooktacular Holloween components & i would love to win these cute Chritmas ones.
    take care and have a great day ttfn Lana :)

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  32. I can't wait to see the new beads! The ones I don't use in beading, I attach to the food gifts I make.

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  33. I am one of those who waits until the last minute to even think about holiday shopping/gifts! I usually make jewelry for my nieces, mom, girlfriends, & grandmas. I really should get started because I'm always freaking out trying to get everything done & the cost all at once tends to make me light headed, but we'll see if I can get motivated!! :0) Alicia Coats (I have to post anonymously for some reason)

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  34. Wow, I love those beads. I plan on making some gifts again this year.

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  35. Thank you for this amazing offer. I love your holiday projects each year.

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  36. Wow, I love those beads. I plan on making some gifts again this year.

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  37. The holiday beads are really fun! I will be making a few things for christmas this year, but not a ton, due to time restraints. Probably simple things like earrings.

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  38. The holiday beads are really fun! I will be making a few things for christmas this year, but not a ton, due to time restraints. Probably simple things like earrings.

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  39. wow- I already am on the newsletter list but I love the beads/pendants you keep cranking out. Where do all theses wonderful bright ideas come from?????
    I would love to be in on the drawing.
    Alice's Beads and Baubles

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  40. Love your work and imagination! Will be making gifts this year, too, mostly beading. Thanks for all you do!

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  41. Yay! I'm so excited for your holiday projects! They're always SO cute! And they just announced that they're letting employees do a "holiday bazaar" for homemade goods on Nov 18! Gotta get crackin'!

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  42. Wow-where have I been?! So excited to sign up for the newsletter! My goal is to make as many presents as I can this year(jewelry). Thanks for this opportunity & the inspiration!

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  43. I love the holiday beads! I'm planning on making a lot of my presents this year - so far I've only made damson gin!!!

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  44. Sounds like fun!!!:O) I always make handmade gifts to give to family and friends. I love making ornaments:O)

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  45. I'll be doing some of both and more :) I have several jewelry gifts to make, as well as sewing up some little satin frog pillows for my mom who adores frogs, plus I'm assuming I'll be doing some painting as well this year :)

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  46. Your Christmas characters are so cute and festive! And your blog and studio are just so bright and fun! I enjoy my morning coffee while checking out your blog and etsy daily.

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  47. Thanks for the first holiday newsletter! And I would love to win some beads!

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  48. I'm already a follower. But I'd love to win this giveaway! I'm doing beady things for holiday gifts this year. Thanks!

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  49. Hi. Pick me! I'm a faithful follower. I've been so busy I nearly missed this chance to win some of your beads.

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  50. I would LOVE to win this givaway too!! Beading is my passion! Your beads would look yummy in some great jewlery!
    Kam

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  51. Oh, man, are those beads CUTE! And I love the first holiday projects newsletter - FUN stuff! Hope I can find some time to try them!

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