High fives all around for a handmade Christmas!
We're finally settled into our Condo, and I am so happy to be decorating instead of unpacking. I of course located a JoAnn Fabrics superstore, only 10 minutes away, and went on a late night raid. I've been making Christmas decorations, and baking gingerbread cookies non stop the last 3 days. Yesss! I LOVE Christmas!
The drive across country took us about an extra 20 hours this time since we had the dogs, and the moving truck. We almost froze to death in Wyoming, trying to catch a few hours of sleep in the truck, not knowing below zero Farenheit would sneak up on us. We found a vegan pizza in Omaha, Nebraska, and almost crashed into a fiery pit going downhill during the last 30 minutes of our trip, when the brakes decided the heavy load was too much to take.
Lets just say it's gonna be awhile before we drive across country again.
I found a cute tutorial for these adorable yarn Christmas trees in Pretty Ditty. They are super easy to make, and I just love them oh so much!
I've made a huge list of things that need to be done, like Christmas shopping (yeah I'm super late this year, I'm kinda freaking out!), finding the perfect tree, hanging pictures in the apartment, watch cute movies, bake, scrapbook, and start a new painting. I should also try to find a job. There aren't enough hours in the day, I swear.
What's on your list?
My favorite part of Christmas is making a gingerbread house. It's been a tradition in my family since I was a kid, I remember making it with my mom, and brothers early in December, for it to sit, and get dusty til after New Years, when we we're finally allowed to eat it. So gross. Of course we would each sneak a piece of candy from the house before that, and my mom would pretend she didn't notice.
I also made little stockings for all of us, each one embroidered with our names on them, I can't wait to make little dog, and cat toys for the pets, and find little goodies for Josh.
Cupcake has slowly been trying to take over Otis' bed, so I decided to make him a new one from an old knitted sweater and some fabric scraps. Cupcake loves to burrow, so it's perfect for him!
What is your favorite part about the holidays?