Hopefully by Easter I'll be all caught up... wait. That's only 6 weeks away!
A late Christmas present for brother-the-younger. Beer pajama pants! Perfect for the beer snob that he is. :) When I kept telling him that it was taking a while because I was making beer, I'm sure he thought I was kidding. How clever, right? The best part? They even have pockets! (I can't be the only one who gets ridiculously excited about pockets, can I?)
|Pattern: Butterick 5572|
One of my favorite things to look for at the after-Christmas sales are red, gold, or silver ornaments. I use them throughout the year: Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, New Year's Eve... you name it, I use them. (I also tend to stockpile tissue paper, ribbon, Christmas cards, gift bags... lots of things that aren't necessarily Christmas-specific. Being thrifty and crafty makes me happy, can't you tell?!) The red shatter-proof ball ornaments I picked up last year on the after-Christmas clearance, and I found those heart ornaments in the clearance bins this year. As soon as I saw them (they're glittery, by the way!), I knew they would be perfect for a bit of Valentine's Day decorating, and I couldn't pass up the price. They're tied onto the tension rod with gold curling ribbon, doubled up for extra strength.
(Disclaimer: Yes, I fully admit I'm turning into my mother and hanging things like this in the windows. She loves hanging her snowflakes and beads during winter.....)
|Multi-purpose ornaments! Capital!|
More to come in the next few weeks!
- Mom's birthday present is currently blocking in the sink, and I just need to wrap up the other goodies I have for her (after taking pictures, of course!), then send them off in the post.
- D's birthday present arrived yesterday in the mail, in "unpolished form" as I told him. He naïvely thought that it would take only a few minutes to polish it, but... it may be a few days before I can finish it up and gift it to him.
- A few other projects I'm working on for friends that have no deadline.
- And of course, a few small baby items for my niece due in just a few short weeks... although I'm sure my sister-in-law's opinions differ on just how short these weeks are... :)
Here's to a continued flurry of crafty goodness in 2013!