It's been such a dreary warm December.
Lots of rain and overcast days. Damp and dark.
The weather does not slow the flurry of activity indoors though. When I downloaded the photos from the camera, I smiled at all the making before me. Some of it everyday-ish, most of it holiday-ish.
Crafting, baking, wrapping. Trips to the post office. One day we sent off 15 packages!!
Most of the outgoing parcels have arrived safely, so I can give you a peek at some of what we've been doing.
Last year when my nephew visited, Joe traced his hand onto some clay. Many months later I painted it with that fun design. We tucked it aside to send to him for Christmas. His mama loved it! And I think he did too.
My little guy knitting. He is nearly finished with his first scarf!
And the stockings!! I may have gotten a bit carried away! I got the idea for these on pinterest. Have you seen the little paper bag advent calendars on there? I thought it would be fun to take that idea and use it for wrapping a few trinkets for my nephews. They don't read the blog, so I can tell you inside each one is some cocoa, candy, fruit snacks, lego mini-figure, and three one dollar bills folded into origami (thanks to Sophie & her friend for folding!). I drew the stocking shape onto paper bags I had cut & turned inside out. Starting at the top right, I stitched around until I got to the top left. I stuffed the goodies in and then finished stitching up the top. I trimmed the excess with pinking shears and used a black sharpie to decorate each one. (the tiny one is my new nephew, he got a little blue playsilk.... of course.... to match his favorite blue blanket).
What have you been making? Crafting? Baking?
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