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Let the Holidays Begin!

Thank you all for being so positive and supportive of Maggie’s guest post! It’s such a nice, warm little crowd we’ve created here.

And have I mentioned how pleased I am that she got more comments than anything I’ve posted all year?

I didn’t?

Well, I am really, really pleased.

Suuuuper pleased.

Just, beyond pleased.

Tragically, Maggie will not be able to return.  Something about being kidnapped and sold into white slavery – I’m unclear on the details.


I’ve been doing a bit of a scramble to both get ready for the holidays and come up with new ideas for coasters – just to mix things up a bit.

It occurred to me that I was ignoring the more scientifically inclined folks out there and I became very intrigued with the possibilities in the Periodic Table of the Elements.  So I came up with these Cheers! Coasters

I also thought that I should make some coasters to go along with the postcard tray design that I came up with a while ago.I’m kinda proud of the scalloped stamp-like edge!

And it’s slowly dawning on me that my holiday schedule is going to be a bit…intense.  It is as follows:

November 4th  Patchwork Culver City


Saturday Nov 10th The Venice Meet

 Nov 17th & 18th 

Little French Market (with my friend Nicki)

November 25th

Patchwork Festival Santa Ana

 Dec 1 & 2

Unique LA Holiday Show

Dec8 & 9th

Renegade Holiday Market

Dec 10th

Check myself in to the local sanitarium

Happy Holidays!

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

9 responses »

  1. I keep coming back to your blog because of your humor! I love it! (Your artistic ability too!)

  2. So excited you finally decided to do the Little French Flea Market. Thanks for the shout out. As for the race to get ourselves committed by the number of shows we’re committed to in the next two months…you win!! I only have 4.That is a crazy schedule.

  3. Wow, David you are going to need a lot of stock to go to all those events. I’ve only got one show myself and I’m panicked about that. Best of luck…

  4. LOVE those coasters–both styles! Dang, I move out of the Bay Area, and that’s when you do a show in Oakland. . . Don’t suppose you’d consider doing a show in Denver. . .? Yeah, kinda far. Good luck with your holiday shows!

  5. Oh David,
    Just remember that Maggie is a part of that WONDERFUL “gene pool” that you swam in……and that YOU were here BEFORE she was, so some of her talents are clearly handed down from YOU… go ransom her and have her fill in for you sometime again……

    The new coasters are super and should reach a whole new group of fans!

  6. Jenniffer Dorsett

    I love the new coasters! I have some geeky friends that would love the Periodic Table ones!


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