It's the most wonderful time of the year - and one of the busiest, too! I'm sure everyone is busy making holiday plans and preparing for The Big Day. The Stashmaster House is no exception. It is a big time-saver to have the help of my 3 (not so) little ones. We've been decorating, baking and Mom's been shopping and wrapping. Our larger tree has no room underneath for presents, so I always place the presents around this small tree in our dining room. The tree is not normally so *blah* looking - this is a new addition to our decor this year. It's got pretty fiber optic lights, but we haven't quite gotten the decorations on the tree yet.
Every year I take the kids and let them each pick out an ornament. I usually end up with one or two new ones for myself. Some of my favorites are made by Swirly Designs - I discovered them in a magazine a couple of years ago and I'm totally hooked. Each Valentine's Day, Halloween/Fall and Christmas, they make a limited number of beautiful handmade polymer clay ornaments. I think they sold out of most of their Christmas offerings in one day this year, and they were all gone by Day 6. This adorable striped tree is my addition for this year - the ornaments are so beautifully made and sparkly! They come packed in a well-protected box that you can use to store them. Add yourself to their mailing list or sign up as a fan on their Facebook page so you don't miss out on their next collection of ornaments!
And I have still been able to sneak in a little bit of sewing here and there. The current project on my design wall is Carrie's pattern Due South, made using Bonnie & Camille's beautiful Bliss fabrics. It makes me happy to work on this quilt! Oh and I forgot to mention what a pleasure it is to make flying geese now that there are awesome tools that make accuracy a breeze, like my friend Monique's Fit to Be Geese ruler!
I hope you are having fun decorating, baking and hopefully sewing, too!