Oh, I really hope your Christmas was as much fun as ours. I had the best time! There is something to be said for lowering your expectations (of yourself, that is). . .and then lowering them again. Let me tell you, I may not have a new “get out of jail free card” (as my mom referred to Bridget during this here holiday season) next year, but I’m not going back to the frenzied Christmas marathon of yesteryear. There is something to be said for scaling back a little!
That having been said, I did cram a little bit of gift-sewing into December. What would Christmas be without some handmade goodness, after all?
Perhaps not every child’s Christmas dream, but definitely practical and (more to the point) their aunt was super excited to make them, so there you have it. They also received matching coloring wallets to round out the schoolgirl theme.
And for the girls in my craft syndicate:
Gratitude Wraps, which were actually almost-completed back in October.
The lunch bags and the gratitude wraps were both such great projects. Joey has already requested his own very special lunch bag, and I plan on making a little gratitude wrap for my own self in the near future.
(You know I like a project when I’m willing to re-visit it a fourth time!)
For now, though, I’m busying myself with some New Year’s cleaning. There is an enormous bin in my hallway which is already close to full from stuff that I’ve been tossing in as I tidied the house over the past week. One trip to the donation center, coming up! As for today’s special, I whittled down a three-bag laundry sorter full to bursting with scraps to this pile:
Ms. Meg’s not playing around this time, Friends.