“ummm, elsie… where have you been?”


i should be sleeping but there is SO much to do!  it's become a habit to blog at ridiculous hours and i like it that way. so, let's continue… i'll tell you a little bit about my crazy week.
first of all, my online class is almost finished.. actually, it technically wraps up today. so if you are taking my class and haven't logged in for a bit you will want to check out all of the new projects. i just posted the last one. *sigh*
i had a really amazing time. it was my first 6 week class and i learned sooo much. i spent way more time on it than i thought i might, but it was all so much fun that it didn't even matter. plus i made a ton of Christmas gifts!! big thank yous to everyone who took my class! <3

oh my, i am so excited… we are finally decorating my store (i'll share more sneak peeks closer to the grand opening!)…



i haven't gone to bed before 6 am all week and i am starting to feel like a crazy person. gonna get some extra sleep this weekend before emma get's here next week because after that is 3 weeks of strait RVA LOVE-ing and i cannot wait!!!


jeremy took this.


and i took this.

and i thought i would share the playlist i made for first year memories…. some very lovely songs on here.


today, i selfishly(and very excitedly!) bought this…. 

and somehow refrained from buying this cute t-shirt…
(i wanna wear it everyday because i don't even have or watch tv!!) πŸ˜€

and i really want this cute dress…..
it's from bleubird vintage.

in other news, my mom has started a blog!

i can't wait to show you what rachel made us for Christmas!!!!!

l o v e youuuuu. els


  • Almost 4 AM ??? You’re a crazy woman! One day you’ll be a vampire. :))

    About TV: sometimes I’d like to throw it away but then there’s some great program (about art or music) and I love it. I think this’s our society which force us to have one (or more!) TV per family. But maybe one day I’ll trow it anyway…

  • OMG Els I hope you don’t make your self sick staying up working those crazy hours!!

    Love the dress too. OK so about the purchase…is it a scarf? It looks too short to be a scarf???? I think it is super cute either way!


  • ooo! I recelty fell in love with bluebirdvintage while browsing ebay! they have an ebay store with some slightly sheaper dresses. Too cute! I’m hoping to find some under the Christmas tree this year =)

  • I am really excited. I was going through my paper stash and I realized that I had a paper pack designed by you and I didn’t even know it. I am a regular reader of your blog and I think you are really talented!!

    BTW: love those armwarmers. I am in the process of knitting some myself. πŸ™‚

  • “Learning How to Die” is one of my favorite songs ever. The rest of that playlist is great, too! πŸ™‚

    I got my “Still Learning” print in the mail, and I absolutely love it. Thank you sososo much!!

  • i saw the flaming lips movie last week at the alamo drafthouse here. pretty cool stuff!

    i like how you threw that picture in a the bottom w/no explanation:)

    the class was fun. thanks so much for your hard work!

  • Hi Elsie,

    You are the most adorable little thing ever and I love your bloggie!!

    Your art is just amazing, it is so fun and full of life. Your little bow just rocks, a great pic by Jeremy!!

  • Christmastime’s always a little crazy hey? I stayed up ’til 5am one night this semester writing a paper and got up at 7am for a class and I felt wierd and loopy all day!! I hope you catch up on your sleep and have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  • I love the pic of Jeremy!:)

    Thanks for having the class Elsie! I had such a great time looking forward to the projects over the last few weeks, and I can’t wait until you have another one! Thanks for all your hard work and effort! I know everyone had such a great time!!! Have a wonderful night!


  • I can’t see half of these pictures. There’s just a little box with a x in it. ???

    You sure keep crazy hours. But when you’re young & fresh you can. I’m dead just after one later night (1am ish). πŸ˜€

  • I remember the days of not having a TV. I feel like i always got so much done then. I was constantly finding ways to spend my time. instead of watching TV. Love that bow! too cute!! Have a Holly Jolly christmas!!!

  • i’ve been working with my chrochet like crazy so it’s nice to see your blog.full of preparations

    cute bow,perfect match to your hair (:

  • Wow, I can’t believe you can stay up that late.. I would have fallen asleep πŸ˜‰ Take care of your self! I love your blog but you should always take care of yourself before you look after the rest of us! Merry Christmas! XOXO Johanna

  • Elsie- I have to tell you, I have gotten back to reading your blog lately and when I read about your late night adventures, I wished we were better friends!! LOL! I pull many an all nighter when need be- I work better in the quiet hours of night- and until your blog confessions- I felt like a big freak. Now, I feel like I am in great company.

    I am so excited for your store and all your happy fun times- and your holiday pic of you and Jeremy is just so. dang. cute.

    Keep up the great work!!

  • missed out on your online workshop but will keep an eye out for the next one πŸ™‚

    have a wonderful christmas and new year.

    i have an award on my blog for you xxx

  • If you have received this little post, it means that you are a part of my daily life. Thank you for bringing me joy, one post at a time and for always being here for me, whenever I need you. Merry Christmas and God bless you,

    Robyn (Hicks) de Weerd

  • I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas Elsie!!! I hope it is joyous and filled with love and craftiness!!!! God Bless.


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  • Hi Els!

    We missed you so much! Glad that you’re finally back, and you’ve filled us up with tons of things to look forward to. =) I just love your site so much! Keep us posted, honey!

    – Macey

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