Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

I did some Christmas crafting this weekend.... I've had baby on the brain (obviously) and haven't posted a craft on here in ages.  I set to work with some felt, burlap, tulle, and jingle bells -- nothing better!

I created this cute little "JOY" banner!
Made the peppermint candies from felt, stuffed them, and wrapped them in tulle (to look like candy wrappers, of course).  The letters are made from felt, glued on to the burlap.  Had so much fun with this one!  I'm a sucker for bunting....

Also took some time today to put up the Christmas tree.

With our new living room arrangment this year, we had to rearrange the furniture a few times to decide where the tree looked best.  I may or may not have conned my poor husband into moving the couch a minimum of 3 times.....oops.  All in the name of Christmas joy, people!  I haven't gotten any of the other Christmas decor out yet, but will get to it by the end of the weekend I'm sure.

AND, thanks to the generosity of my students and their parents at school, I had enough money and gift cards to go buy my new camera today!!!  YES!  I don't know how to work it unless it's on the automatic settings, but I plan to take some time to learn before baby girl gets here.

Here are some pics I took of the pup as I was playing around with it.
Fortunately, he is cute.  Because he has been shamelessly naughty today, and seems to have lost his sense of hearing.... When I am talking to him, he sort of looks at me out of the corner of his eye, but conveniently does not do what I tell him to.  Stinker.

Happy Turkey Day tomorrow!  I am looking forward to the meal, and time with family.  Hope you all enjoy your holiday!


  1. Your Christmas tree looks really pretty! And your "Joy" banner is cute stuff! Craft now while you can!

  2. I also LOVE your Christmas tree and the "Joy" banner - what a cute idea! The Peppermint candies make it extra cute. And I'm so happy you got your camera - how perfect!! Love you, Danica