This will either freak you out, or make you feel better. And yes, this is probably a confession...or at least, me telling you how it REALLY is...I so don't want to be misleading about my erm, greatness! Many of you commented on my workdesk yesterday - with applause because I'm on the top of my game and making Christmas Cards already. Brace yourselves. See, if it were genuinely up to me, I would make my cards at the beginning of December. Imagine, I'll buy stamps and papers probably, from brand new ranges and make them whilst immersed in the spirit of goodwill and fun that the Season creates. It would be obvious from the beauty of each card that it carried with it warmth and love and genuine wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas.
But it's not up to me. Since I'm a bossy old bird that likes other people to do what I do, I conduct card making workshops...so for this reason, and this reason only, I am making Christmas Cards. Yes, each card sample that I make for workshopeers to copy will end up in my possession, so in theory, I am creating my stock. But I'm not. I don't use them because frankly, by December, when the demand for Christmas card workshops finishes, I'm sick of the sight of them. And all my Christmas stash. I always intend to make more and indeed, sometimes I manage it. But I can't say that they are created in a grotto of cinnamon bathed well meaning. More about that in other whiney posts as Christmas approaches, be in no doubt. The best time for me, is January. I'm full of ideas and raring to get started on Christmas by then. Of course, I'm also lacking motivation and deadline, so I don't actually do anything then either. And let's face it, if I did work eleven months in advance, I wouldn't be able to find them at Christmas anyway.
So there, gentle reader, is the bare naked truth about my preparedness. It doesn't feel better to share. But it is real!
Oh and PS: if you're in the UK and interested in the ATG gun (see here) that I use, it's on offer at
3mselect.co.uk at the moment. This is not a paid advert, just thought you may like to know! I feel like Princess Judy when I make small print.