It's officially December now so there's no reason to be sheepish about embracing the holiday season in all it's glory. Time to pull out the tinsel and stockings! Eat gingerbread men and candy canes! And of course, put up the tree! Can you tell I'm excited? I know a lot of naysayers think Christmas is too commercial these days, but I somehow manage to avoid all that. Christmas has never lost it's magic for me; I love it just as much now as I did when I was little. And it has nothing to do with gifts, though I really do love buying and making gifts for family and friends. To me, Christmas will always be twinkly lights and candle glow, warm cocoa and cider, glittery ornaments, aromas of evergreens, cinnamon, and cloves, and a mix of excitement and wonder. Even as a cynical teenager, I couldn't help but be happy during this time of year. It's just the best.
And even though we haven't started decorating yet, I have been busy making lots of colorful ornaments. Here are just a few:
this bottle vase. The only difference being that this time I started from the top instead of the bottom. I wanted to make a perfect little swirl on the top of the cone. All you need are Styrofoam cones from the craft store, some yarn, and regular craft glue (I used Elmer's). After I'm done using them for shop photos, they will go on the mantel with other Christmas things.
There's lots more ornaments in my shop!
P.S. I've been listening to Christmas music while I sew. Here's the mix I made last year. Amazingly enough, most of the songs haven't dropped off that one yet. Happy listening!