hi, hi how's it going? i am happy and overly excited about the holidays as usual. :D like most folks i see a million things i want to do for the holidays and don't start early enough. this season i am especially excited because we are in our new, cool house!
since i posted a messy picture of the living room here's a cleaned and decorated picture~
as you can see we are still in need of some of some furniture, but man, we love this house!
i did finish our advent calender before the coundown started, woot! i used felted sweaters hand stitched together. love the look, but i hardly find much to actually fit in them. :D that's okay though, i just sometimes turn it into a little scavenger hunt, with no one more the wiser.
please excuse the bluriness. when you hand a camera to a 9-year old strange things appear on the screen that 5 self-confident nikon users swear they cannot get off. until you hand the camera back to the 9-year old who did nothing to it, and voila... weird directions on the screen are gone. and i don't have time to mess with any photo fixing site, sorry.
i used this pattern for the mitts. i like counting down instead of up, easier to answer that question which i get asked daily :).
there has been, and is still, some ornament making going on. the bird (love!) is from betz white's book warm fuzzies, and the bottom bell jar ornaments are from here. my daughter and i are working on the bell jar ornaments and are maniacs about it, we love them so much. i got the little trinkets from bake it pretty, and i also picked up small ornaments and grab bags of christmas goodies at the thrift store super cheap. our christmas thing, besides baking of course, has been ornament making. here is 2011, 2010 (not ornaments but could be) , 2009 and 2009.
enjoy the merry making and spending time with your loved ones, boy oh boy what a sad few weeks around the states. it is so heartbreaking i am at a loss for words. may we all count our blessings, no matter how large or small, and be kind to one another. xoxo