Monday, July 16, 2018

Santas.....


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Ho ...Ho ... Ho... !
These are all ready waiting... to go some place...
All are a discounted price buying in a batch & include postage for each set.
Pop over to www.theodoracleave.com & Santa Buttons....
I have only one set in each...






Saturday, July 14, 2018

Buttons

These are Buttons I have added to the website now...
3 set is back again with pudding, red spotted birdie & red stocking with tree cut out
I have added a RED BLOSSOM BIRD to the collection.
Hollyhocks in red with spots are back once again, they continue to flower & flower.
Vases of pastel & bright flowers have also been picked & back in stock.
Santa with his tree & little star deer have come together also...

MORE XMAS BOXES have been added too These sets come with postage included
Some boxes have decorations, the scalloped ones or single large plum puddings, twig angels & spotted birdy & the December Santa ready to hang or they can be stitched onto projects too. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sun is about so far today


Yesterday was a 6 . something day, very cold for this area...it gets cold but not snow cold that close...
today I began much earlier than I had anticipated with a doorbell ring not long after 7.30am...
Sleeping nicely & woken to my parcel delivery from Saison ...
I use Nesti Dante soap as it lasts long & has adoreable lasting perfumes & I treated myself to their NEW perfume... 
I have always said if they made perfume like the soaps I'd roll in it...
I have not rolled in the perfume ..Yet.
It was a fabulous deal as I connected with the newsletter a $10 discount first order, I ordered the soap too.... & when I delved into the box this morning there is a second soap, a sample perfume & a sample body cream..
It is an indulgence & it is something I don't do a lot of in these days..  

You know what is wonderful about making customer connections with other companies who either do so much of an unique trade or specialise in a niche market.
I feel I come home...
it reminds me...
how I should aspire to...
in what I do....
It
also reminds me so vividly that it is surprising
of my apprenticeship days in a hairdressing salon..
where French was the leading in product...
where customer service was taught...
where dress was ctitiqued...
hair was expected to be well groomed....
the perfumes from the products we used in the 1960's .....
It transports me back 
to all of this...
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My work is smaller than what I am talking of here.... it is online...so one doesn't get to reach with the same degree of customer connection...
My smile is missing...
However...it is  so much to be aspired to again & be reminded of again.
When I paint my buttons or decorations...it is with the utmost care.... 
I paint love into each Santa, funny deers, flowers, cats..
Each is individually loved as it is worked on...
This is a creation I cannot cut corners on....
&
this is also what I appreciate with Nesti Dante business, no corners are cut...
They have divine packaging...
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Now ....the soap I used today 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Miserable day

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It is cold & now dark & raining ...6.2 degrees at 3pm...& the kangaroos are in the paddock close by again.... 

I had a most divine parcel arrive today from one of my brothers who is a perfumer in some ways & I now have many perfume sample phials in the favourite perfume notes I love...
I will never need to buy perfume again...
See I am grinning from ear to ear.
It was like Xmas & birthdays in one box...

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The news went out today...
The deer below on the felt stocking is new

Sweet Angel is now a decoration & 12 cm tall

Santa is new on left..squint a bit LOL

Decorating for Xmas in July meanders on

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What comes next ....

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Somedays things just present themselves....
I had removed folders from the decorating space for the Christmas in July
I put some folders on my table for exploring later..
I found some really pretty pictures...
This first one was a series of stitchings & some buttons...
These were stitched for my samples...
I am always drawing santas !! 


Finally these stitcheries have made it to the website in this set of 3 which includes the postage for $10
There are a good lot but when they run out I won't redo them 
These were also stitched samples for me using my favourite quilt pattern log cabin 

 Today these are in the Xmas box category...
for $20 each set which includes posting .
Cute hey ?

Sunday, July 8, 2018

BUTTONS

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Today another 8 Button Box sets have been added to my website
Each set is $20 that includes postage for each set.

I have now added Everyday sets as well as Xmas sets...
There is only one of each set on the web....


Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Decorating Continues

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Decorating is moving along...
added are the felt bags with buttons...
These work very well on this small tree...
I thought 6 of these or 8 on a small tree could look very interesting !!
The large 12 cm star deer has come onto the tree now too.

Now the shelves are getting some base props ready for a layer of my designs

I can nearly touch the ceiling !!!


Sweet as an angel

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The sweet angel is coming in as a decoration at 12cm ....
She looks so sweet...



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Decorating for Christmas in July...
I have chosen a shelf & surrounds to decorate ....
The new Santa decorations are out & about ...

Today & tomorrow Marg Low designs is at Wodonga Craft Alive show
&
Has some of the buttons.... 
The new Santa Buttons & more
Some are in kits with her gorgeous designs....
These below will travel with her to Sydney to a class weekend in a quilt shop in Willoughby.....
Book in to the classes ....!
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This is the Red Star Deer 7cm tall..
The Twig Angels in red & white 
&
the bendy green trees ..
As I painted the other day I thought Oh what a nice colour lot...
The Santas are also part of this painting session
 As are the deers & Stardust angels



Monday, July 2, 2018

Another batch of 4

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 I love doing these cards....it is maybe my comfort zone....I get to play a bit as I work...
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A NEW SANTA & A NEW DEER have been sent off this morning for making into a new button & the santa will come in as a decoration also ... well I will know when these designs are prepped & cut for me.... bit exciting though.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

More of the Xmas treats


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Another batch have been carded & are on the website....
Each Card is $20 & the postage is included for each card set.
There will be more a bit later....
Need to scan etc etc....

Happy things for such a dull day here

Friday, June 29, 2018

CHRISTMAS TREATS in a POST Box


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SPECIAL TREATS 
For
CHRISTMAS 
in 
JULY /DECEMBER !!!
Each card is different
Each is $20 which includes the postage for one set ( international & national)
I have weighed them as the postage is weighed & has to be under 50gm with the box weight
So no room for thankyou cards !!!