As has been the case for a couple of years now, the festive season is always the busiest time for me, but the one at the end of last year takes the cake for my busiest time ever, ever.
Having spent the festive season in the United States, first in New York then with short stop overs in Philly, DC, Baltimore and Atlantic City, I had loads to do upon my return – hence haven’t found the time (till now!) to share some of the lovely crafty things I brought back from my trip.
As well as some beautiful velvet ribbon and wooden gift tags from the lovely Anthropologie, when in Philly, I treated myself to a little (ok, not so little) shopping spree at arts and crafts superstore AC Moore. With seasonal discounts and nothing even close (both in size as well as stock) to this huge warehouse of craft supplies back home, a short visit soon turned into a two-hour-long spree, much to the chagrin of my long-suffering other half!
Fresh from the madness running up to Patches artisan fair on December 1st, comes the Christmas order rush. With not long to go before I close up shop for two weeks for my festive holidays on December 21st, there’s plenty going on. Before I can share any of that however, I’m so pleased to finally able to share a selection of photos of the project that filled many a day’s work pre-market craziness: custom souvenirs for a winter wedding.
…we gathered around the tree.
It’s that time of year again – decorations time! I love looking out on the bus ride home, spotting all the new decorations popping up in the windows. I love the brightly coloured bulbs in the streets, making it all look so festive. I love decorating the christmas tree. The truth is, I love everything about the holiday – the gifts, the food, family time, parties and the general high-spirited atmosphere. I even like the carols!
The only downside to decorating the house to me is having to take it all down in January – the house just looks so bare without the twinkly lights and garlands! Here’s our own Christmas tree this year.. lovingly put together by my brother and I!