Between now and December 25th I will do a impossible amount of crafting and creating, decorating and gift-making. I can't help myself. I'm a complete Christmas nut. In fact we'll be getting our tree this weekend and then all tinsel breaks loose.
First, we are incapable of having the same theme each year. For the last few our tree has evolved into this cute red/white snowflake, nature kind of theme. This year I'm adding another layer with birds, lots of birds in all shapes and sorts. Including: needle felting, polymer clay and etched metal. I'm telling you, I'm hopeless when it comes to restraint and the holidays.
And then there are the gifts. There is jewelry to be made. Needle felted hamsters because my youngest wanted a Zhu Zhu and I couldn't get over how un-cute they are. There will be knitting neckwarmers. Sewing a few little bags and trying my hand at pajama pants. I've sewn doll pj's, we'll see how I do with life-size. And then there is my ambition to make a needle-felted Mr. Fox, we'll see if I have time. And to top it all off, I will make a doll or two with paper clay for someone sweet on my list.
Are you a crafty holiday elf? I know I'm not alone in my yuletide mania! Let the creating begin...