Hope you had a great holiday!
We went a little crazy this year with our self-designed christmas cards. It would not have been possible without the wonderful camera-work of the talented Jenny Rowsom and the generous loan of a "Jersey Girl" wig (Snooki, Amy Winehouse, Elvira... it's really a multi-purpose look) from Nicole. Thanks guys!
This year marks the first year we got a tree too. A real tree, not the 5 dollar little artificial jobby I bought at Honest Ed's 10 years ago.
Of course a tree measuring taller than 12 inches requires considerably more decorations.
I'm beginning to start a collection of kitschy vintage decorations:
And of course, my tree wouldn't be complete without the crafty decorations too:
Patterns: Free Santa and Reindeer ornaments from the Lily Sugar n Cream website
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter
Hook: 3.5 mm
The mushroom was stolen (or just about) directly from Cara's beautiful christmas tree. You can find info on the 'shroom on her blog here. Thanks, Cara!
Now there's a few things that I just can't resist when it comes to holiday crafting and that's pinecones, Martha Stewart glitter and crocheted snowflakes:
Pattern: Crocheted motifs from a Japanese book - sorry, not much help there!
Yarn: Phildar Sunset
Notes/Mods: I really want to make more of these for next year and I'll definitely use a smaller hook next time. Them snowflakes should be toit!
Having a real tree this year made me realize how much I freakin' love christmas trees. I love the bit of nature indoors, the warm glow from lights, the pine smell...sigh. Alas, my living room is neither large, nor the natural territory for a Balsam fir. It's well past New Year's and it's time to get Mr.Tree ready for garbage day.
Happy New Year, guys!