Sunday, December 8, 2013


Good Morning Everyone!

Been missing in action for a bit!  Well, if you wondered why I started decorating my house for Christmas on the 1st of November, this is truly the reason why... Non-Stop Things To Do...December, is a busy busy month for all of us isn't It?!  I was so happy when the alarm clock went off this morning... I didn't have to go to work!!  That stupid BUZZER goes off start to wake up and think about the things you need to get done at work while lying there waiting for the next snooze alarm to go off.  Then you remember, it's the weekend!  Yahoooooo!

Spent most of my day at the shop yesterday.  When I got home it was time to put my craft hat on and get busy!  Some things I'm working on...

I'm VERY excited and TOTALLY honored to be invited to do the Ranger Designer Challenge again this year...It's going to be cool!  When I read the list of the designers invited to do the challenge, I was totally honored and humbled to be included.  WOW!  Thanks Ranger!

Then there is CHA projects to begin....and homework to catch up on such as Top Hats for Lindabell and Grace..

Finishing up a special project....

I was going to start on another project, but first I need my beloved chipboard!   Where in blazes did I put that chipboard.  I must have been tired last night  because I looked for this stack of chipboard EVERYWHERE!  It's one of those things where I have tons more chipboard, but I wanted to find the one I just had in my hands!  Just to prove that I'm not as crazy as I think I am!
Well I finally found it!  I placed it on a chair at my desk!  Good Grief Gertrude!  It does kind of blend with the burlap right?  LOL!
So, another project has been started!!

It's a cold bleak day here today and of course there's no better place to be than in your studio crafting away!  So I better hit it!  If I'm a bit spotty with blogging...just know you are all in my thoughts!

Happy Sunday!  Thanks for coming by!
The Gentleman Crafter


  1. Love the top hats you created and decorated! Miss you live broadcasts though :(

  2. Glad you have time to play in your studio. I am not ready for Christmas yet - still have cards to make and no tree or decorations up yet either! I was supposed to be making gifts this year too but there's not enough time left now - help!

    1. You're not the only one that is behind Lynn. Just take a deep breath & keep going, you'll make it. Merry Christmas!

  3. The top hats are soooooo cooooool!!!! I can see you've been busy, busy, busy. I honestly don't know how you do it all. I'm still trying to figure out what the base is for. At first I thought it might be a pen holder for the cool nib pen you got in Italy but don't think that's right. We need some more hints!!

  4. Wow, congrats on Ranger or I should say congrats to them for having you design for them!! Haha! That top hat you made is amazing!!!

  5. Love the top hats, but not sure what the box thinga ma jig is though. Can't wait to see what it's going to be.
    Merry Christmas to you & yours! Hugs, Linda

  6. Welcome to my Bermuda Triangle! I cause my own things to disappear all the time while sitting still at my desk too! Love the hats and the new project is intriguing...Hurry up CHA so we can see all!

  7. Congrats on being invited to participate in the Ranger Designer Challenge . . . . . you deserve it! The hats are truly awesome!!! Enjoy the time creating in your studio . . . looking forward to seeing the results :)

  8. congratulations on being invited to the Ranger Designer Challenge and I love this darling hats, they are great, also Jim I wanted to say thanks for the link to the 5 pointed stars, my grandson Andrew and I worked all Saturday afternoon and finally cracked it and made some beautiful 5 pointed stars out of some old music paper that we had, so Jim thanks again, Jasmine

  9. You are so talented and so kind to share your love and passion with us. I love your hats, and can't wait to see the rest you come up with. I really love your sayings too, as a New Yorker, I don't think I ever heard Good Grief Gertrude before (love it!!) I have my tree up, but that is it. So much overtime and office stuff to attend to this year. Hope to catch up on the weekend.

  10. December is a busy month! Seems like I run out of time every year. I can totally understand why you started decorating so early. So much to do and more time to enjoy the season. Congrats on being asked to do the Ranger challenge again. Love seeing what everyone comes up with. Thanks for sharing with. Appreciate you.

  11. Congrats on being apart of the Ranger team again this year! You are very talented and I can't wait to see what you come up with! How exciting! (I am working my way back on your blog, trying to catch up!) Hugs!!!


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