7.11.07

Houses on a hill


Houses on a hill, originally uploaded by -syko-.

Many of you have seen the house ornaments on flickr already, but I thought I'd talk a little about them anyway. You see I've been trying to push myself to make angel ornaments for the Christmas fairs. They've sold quite well before but they are very time consuming to make and I simply do not feel like making them anymore. So I asked myself:

-Who's the boss?
-Me!
-Do I have to make (the darn time consuming) angels I always do for Christmas?
-No!
-Can I make houses instead?
-Yes!
-Will people like them?
-No idea, but it's important that you like what you're doing! (And besides everyone makes angels, and people want something new.....)

Yay! So I'll just make a bunch of houses and cross my fingers. They are available in the shop too.

It's been a crazy flow lately, a wholesale order with a tight time schedule, kid with stomach flu, head bursting of ideas, laundry to wash, grumpy T that has stopped smoking and just too many projects and too little time.

Go and vote for your favourite in the Holiday Softies awards! My tomte did not make it this time, but check out this amazing snowman made by Cupcakes for Clara!

13 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

Your houses will definitely sell. They are gorgeous!

Di said...

Sorry that the Tomte didn't make softies awards - I am sure that your houses will sell!! And I agree Cupcakes for Clara's doll is adorable!

Georgia said...

They are beautiful!

amandajean said...

your houses are soooooooooo cute! I would be shocked if they didn't sell.

I go through that too...I struggle to make something that I don't enjoy making and then I think, why do I torture myself this way? I still do it, but I am one step closer to stopping the insanity. :) I am glad to know that I am not the only one who does this.

Yummers! said...

I love the houses!! They are adorable. I love them in a group together. They have personality!
They will sell!
Joni

Mirre said...

I think I like your houses better than angels... they'll look great in the Christmas tree!

Crystal said...

I love your blog. Those houses are cute! Love your conversation with yourself as well. :)

Jenn said...

Houses all the way!! LOVE them:)

xox..jenn

Ruth said...

Well I love the houses!

Isis said...

i'm sure I like them! and i'm positive everyone else will do too!

life in yonder said...

ender deg energi til alle julevarene di lager. Pass på så du ikke blir lei av julen alt for tidlig! :-)

Victoria said...

I LOVE the houses! They will indeed sell! I know the struggle between making more of what has sold in the past and wanting to go in a new direction. Always go for the new direction! When something new creatively needs to be born, we need to let it come forth. There will always be a reward for our efforts, either monetary or through self growth. Hopefully both! Good job!

Charlie P said...

They really are gorgeous! You could easily sell them at not-christmas-time too :D