Since then, I've been scrambling to get things done at work and all the Christmas crafts I wanted to do will have to wait for next year. Still, I thought I'd share what inspired me at a favorite local store.
You're posting pictures of craft projects you're going to do?, my husband asks. Yes, I reply. I am.
These would be easy enough to make with some bells, wire, ribbon, and spray snow or paint.
I imagine there's a styrofoam cone under these pieces of felt.
When I picked up all of those scallop shells on the beach last summer, I should have saved some for ornaments.
Or tea lights.
The good news is these make great gifts, but I don't have to wait for Christmas.
Centsational Girl did a great tutorial a few months ago on how to make a bread board. She used a jig saw and made it look pretty easy. This is going on my list of things to attempt in 2012.
I'll admit it was a little embarrassing trying to snap photos in a store without attracting too much attention. It felt like stealing and I am slightly ashamed, but I was inspired, and maybe sharing what I saw will inspire you.
In lieu of crafts, I'm going to run a few errands and then spend the afternoon making cookies. Tomorrow, I'll share a few of my favorite recipes, and photos of cookies I actually made, but none of the cookies, though, I wish that was possible.
Are you ready? When do you put the hustle and bustle behind you and start to relax and enjoy?