a new year is coming for us all….


i had the most wonderful holiday with my family. it was extra magical.

my little sister is in town for 3 weeks, and (to quote our good friend, phillip, who just happens to have the best accidentally perfect quotes of all time….) “if this is what heaven is like, it’s just fine.”
ha! Β 

look at how cute her & mom looked in their holiday sweaters….


ok, so… i’m just gonna be honest with you.

i just found out baby fawns can also be pets….

i am pretty proud of myself for not screaming when i found out about this. so so so so cute!
i can’t believe it.Β it’s almost a new year and i just have a feeling, it might be the best one yet!

xo. elsie

  • Elsie, all the best for 2009 and the opening of your store!

    Don’t worry. I think we all know how busy you are. Your blog will always be worth the wait so take it easy.. You know, my heart really skips a beat when I see you’ve updated it πŸ™‚ It’s true, I just love it so much!

  • I cant believe I’m up at this hour. I couldn’t sleep anymore. I think stress maybe taking over my life. I’m hoping that next year will be a good year for me. We got notice 2 days before our holiday vacation time that we (my boyfriend and I, and about 40 more of us) may be losing our jobs within the 1st quarter of the year due to our lines moving to Mexico. I’m hopeful that my 16 yrs of service will pull me through. My boyfriend has 10 yrs. I guess maybe this is why I cant sleep. Anyways…..I’m glad to hear your having a wonderful time with your sister. Cant wait to see the results of the photo shoot. Take care Elsie!!

  • Haha it is so much fun to read you ! Sounds like you are happy, and that’s the most important. Can’t wait to read your impressions after “the grand opening” !

    I stay tuned, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

    Kiss from France.


  • Hi sweet girl,

    You know, in Poland we say “the way you begin the new year is the way all the year will looks like” (I hope you understand my poor translation :/ ). So I’m sure the year 2009 will be great for you!

    Happy New Year!!!



  • Your excitement and enthusiasm for your work is just shining right now! Enjoy this time! Bathe in the momentum! You are so cute! Have fun with it!

  • smoooch! this is the loveliest post! thank you sooo much for sharing. and also thank you for the amazing ghosties & monkeys – they are still making me smile!

  • I’m so glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Love the photos.

    It’s great that you’re busy. Busy is good right now. I know how excited you are to be opening the store and I know I can’t wait to see photos of it when it’s done and I can’t wait to shop online. It’s going to be a success.

    2009 is going to be your year, I can feel it too. Big big things are coming your way. So excited for you.

  • I just saw the ‘fawn as a ‘and wanted to shout out that I am launching a Forest Fawn stuffie pattern for hand-stitching SOON (like hopefully tonight).

    You could totally sew your own fawn pet and walk around the grocery store with it…CUTE!

  • and here’s to you and a super successful & way-ay fun new year! i can’t wait! i’m sooooo excited for you!!!

    can’t wait to meet you and your friends… and see your lovely new shop! best of luck!

    i’m in your corner!

    wish i could help you!

    xo! jari

  • Such a cute pic of your mom and sister πŸ™‚

    I can feel the excitement about your new shop jumping through my computer screen!!! Good luck πŸ™‚

  • I can’t wait to come up and see your cute shop!!! β™₯

    It’s going to be adorable πŸ™‚

    Love love! Miss you!

  • I’m alll the way in FL, but I cannot wait to see the pictures of your shop! Must be sooo exciting for you! Dreams do come true! πŸ™‚ Very happy for you! I love your blog πŸ™‚

  • I feel that same excitement about the new year. Projects and plans and goals are so fun to anticipate, and the blank slate feeling is completely incomparable to anything else.

    My husband gave me one of your prints for a Christmas present, and it represents my motto for the year: i’m still learning. I am a teacher and I love to read, so the books and apple are perfect. It was my favorite gift. Thank you!


  • Oh Audrey. She was so beautiful and had many different kinds of animals that she shared her home with. I love her so much that I named my little baby Audrey.

    It is so exciting about your store and I wish you much luck and good fortune.


  • Glad to hear you’re having a wonderful holiday season! I wish you every happiness in the New Year and lots of luck with the big opening! My mom is a big fan of yours but not up to speed on the blog thing but I told her about your new store and she asked when we would be taking a road trip! πŸ™‚

    Best Always!

  • thought you would enjoy this site, if you enjoy darling baby deer.

    this little beauty was in our front yard (I live in a Minneapolis suburb) earlier this year… soooo cute. I’m not a nature/wildlife photographer at all, but I stepped out the door and snapped a few and the little cutie didn’t even move!


    I ducked inside to call wildlife control because it was all alone and crying out and we live near a busy street, but by the time I looked up the number it was gone.

  • Love the pics of Audrey, so pretty. I hope this New Year brings you much joy and happiness. I’m looking forward to your etsy update πŸ™‚

  • Have a Happy New Year Elsie! 2009 is gonna be fantastic for you, I know it.

    I have a question….none of my business for sure….but just curious….what are you going to do with your last name? Keep Flannigan?

    God bless,


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