This weekend I started doing a little Christmas shopping. I am getting better and better at getting the shopping done early every year. I really don't like to be running around like crazy the day before Christmas, it makes me miserable and I don't want to be miserable this holiday season. Plus, I live about 1 mile from a mall and one of the busiest streets in the area. You can get stuck in so much traffic this time of year and I really would like to do my best to prevent all that. I got stuck in the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve once for one hour! So, get the shopping done so I have have some crafting fun is my motto this year! I love to make stuff and crafting around the holiday season is so much fun! I am a bit short on time but, there are a few quick projects I want to do this year.
I can't believe that Thanksgiving is this week! Jeff and I will be going over to my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving and this year. Since I am not on-call for work (that was miserable), I am able to cook a few dishes to take. I am being a bit bold, I must stay, because I am making a pumpkin cheesecake. This is a challenge that I have never attempted before. I have never made a cheesecake period! I know, strange. But, I accumulated a spring form pan at one of my wedding showers and I busting it out and giving it a whirl! I am also going to take and some biscuits and am thinking I may add some dried Rosemary to them for an extra kick of flavor. The recipe I am going to use is from Tammy over here. I will certainly post about this cooking endeavor!
I went to a craft fair this weekend. A co-worker of mine was selling some of her goods. Her booth looked so cute! And if I do say so myself, it was one of the best ones! Good luck Rebecca! It has been a long time since I have been to a craft fair but it was fun. I liked seeing what everyone had to sell.
The crafting bug has bit me. I was in a bit of a funk last weekend but this weekend I am feeling it! My Aunt emailed me a link to some really cute yarn wreaths. So, I did an online search on yarn wreaths and apparently it is the in thing. There are tons of really cute yarn wreaths out there. Of course I ran out to my local Jo-Ann's and got some supplies.
I picked up a little Styrofoam wreath, yarn, and some red 100% wool felt. Stay away from crafter's felt. It just is not of the same quality.
I started by tying a knot in the yarn around the wreath.
Then pinned the yarn down to make sure it would hold.
Then I wrapped the yarn around and around and around and around and around and around, well you get the picture. This took about 5 hours! Next time, I will select thicker yarn so it will go faster! But, I managed to get it all covered.
Then I took some festive red yarn to make an accent design. I pinned it down for a good hold and then wrapped a little design.
I made some cute little felt flowers and pinned them down on the wreath.
Now, I am in the process of mass producing felt flowers to decorate the wreath with. This could take a while so stick around! I will post a picture of the finished project!
Cheers and Happy Holidays!