Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa's DeluxeVille Workshop...

Isn't he a cutie?

Yup, that's right, Santa's workshop has been located at DeluxeVille ever since Thanksgiving this year and your favorite elf, MaryDeluxe has been busy making baskets full of homemade Christmas! As one who has never cared much for "The Holidays", I've been having lots of fun this year researching things to make for my Christmas baskets. Lots of fun but also lots of work!

My Fellas

These are 1960's made in Japan children's Santa mugs that I snagged at a thrift store for 25 cents (they are in mint condition and still had the original store price tag on the bottom...2 for 50 cents!). They reminded me of Holt Howard winking Santa mugs...doncha think? The fellas aren't much help around the workshop but they sure do look cute as a button holding my chocolate covered pretzel rods!

 Christmas Scaves

I've been busy doing lots of things! I don't know how to knit or crochet yet, so I've been busy weaving Christmas scarves on my inkle loom instead. One of the perks of being an art teacher...I've got access to a lot of crafty things! I would tell you all more but I don't want to give away the surprise. Anybody else out there getting crafty for Christmas this year???


  1. Wow, I think weaving would be SO much fun!! I've been very crafty this year. I've made almost all of my gifts and I think I'll continue the handmade tradition next year. There's something really special about handmade gifts. Your Santa mugs are darling! Happy Holidays! xoxo

  2. I used to love weaving, so relaxing. It must have been great fun making those scarves :)

  3. Handmade with a vintage twist is beyond cool! It makes the holidays extra special in that Mayberry way. My lady has made some exceptionally cool aprons this year for certain members of the family. They're so cool that she has been able to sell a few.

    Aren't the holidays so much better when you share them with a special someone?

    Enjoy the time off and Merry Christmas!


  4. Brittany....It's been a lot of work to do homemade gifts. Much more work then shopping, but I've had more fun making then shopping!

    Penny...I've been weaving while watching TV and can knock a scarf out fast but the warping is what takes a lot of time to set up.

    TofE...There's nothing better then being able to sell a good idea and make some money off of it! I hope you have a relaxing Vaca too!

    Happy Holidays Everyone!


  5. Fabulous !!! You are just so crafty. Have a wonderful Christmas
    Love Jaede xxxxx