Christmas Gifts

The holidays are over…thank goodness. I was in a mad rush to finish all my StudioGatz orders and still have time to make all my family presents. My favorite gift this year was a quilted cover buttoned wall calendar I made my little sister. She has a new office and needed some “decorations.”

Calendar Photo

Quilted Covered Button Calendar

This is my first time to quilt anything. My mother is an expert quilter (check out her quilt blog I Finally Have Time), so I tried to channel her spirit while making this. In fact, I got the idea from a Zakka craft book I bought her for Christmas.

I chose this project also because my little sister had helped me make covered button earrings to sell at my Christmas craft show. She is a covered button maniac and was whipping them out faster than you can say “covered buttons.”

Here it is in her office (and changed to January):

Calendar in Office (notice the picture of Gatsby!)

Calendar in Office (notice the picture of Gatsby!)

I haven’t decided yet if this will make it over to the StudioGatz Store, but thought it was still fun to share.

P.S. For those wondering what’s going on with my Esty Store, well… I have no excuse, but I’ll try to sound pitiful while explaining.  I hate writing descriptions and being clever and tagging and everything that goes into making a great Etsy store item. BUT It’s a new year and with that come New Year’s resolutions…So Resolution #1: Post items in my store.

Tis the Season for Shopping

Yesterday Studio Gatz kicked off the holidays with its first “show.”  Thanks to the lovely Marie of Kokomo Jewels fame, we were invited to share our unique treasures at a holiday party.

Tis the Season for Shopping

Studio Gatz products on display

I’m slowly adding the items to our Etsy site, so keep checking back for more unique home gifts. We thank everyone who attended the sale yesterday.

Happy Holidays!

Sandy + Gatsby

P.S. Gatsby stayed home and hung out with his best buddy Monty, but was still in the holiday mood.

Merry Christmas

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Favorite: Coordinately Yours

I stumbled upon Coordinately Yours by Julie Banner in the wonderful world of Pinterest. I was led to the blog by a pin for hostess gifts, but I found oh so much more.

Like amazing printables and suggestions for events. I just love this table setting for Easter:

Place Settings

Great place setting for Easter Brunch!

It’s simple and elegant with a fun touch (and smell) of lavender. The menu cars/baggies are adorable.

There’s also great recipes and DIY projects (a little something for everyone–most of all the Pinterest obsessed).

Vintage Finds:Silver Hand Hammered Glasses

I’ve been searching for some great “finds” at local antique fairs to add to Studio Gatz. The problem is I love everything I buy! And I want to keep them all for myself!

Like these:

Silve Cups Phtos

They are hand-pounded silver and about the size of cocktail glasses.  But I think they would be cute as home decor. Wouldn’t they be adorable on a bar tray with an old ice bucket, or on the mantel with a little garland. Possibly with an egg shaped candle in them?

There’s so much I could do with them! But alas, they are for the store. This set of six “glasses” (cups??) will be found under One of a Kind Finds starting April 16.