I think I would like to rename the ‘silly season’ the ‘insanity season’. My life is a little crazy and overwhelming at the best of times, but then add the coming of Christmas and it nearly sends me under. Obviously I have not had a lot of time to blog my friends, but I have been missing it so much that I had to make time to come and share just a few of the Christmas crafty things we’ve been doing over the last few weeks.
I really don’t have time to do be doing these things and even had a minor meltdown a couple of weeks ago almost deciding to have nothing handmade at Christmas including no advent calendar, but after sleeping on it I awoke realising that I just couldn’t do it. After all it’s these things that I remember holding most of the excitement of Christmas for me and I just couldn’t bear not doing just a few things with my own kids. Mind you – ultra easy versions of things that kids can join in on too. Sometimes you just need to make the time to do the things that you love to keep sane and these things in themselves can help rejuvenate you. Not to mention that when you are looking after kids, unfortunately folding clothes and washing dishes doesn’t always cut the mustard.
I’m a little behind with Christmas. I’m a little over reading others blogs hearing how they have finished their Christmas shopping. Me – nowhere near! But I’m sure I’ll get there eventually.
These Christmas cards, modelled by the gorgeous Frog, were last years idea that didn’t quite eventuate but this year, to make sure that they did happen, I organised a craft night at my house every Monday night in December (you are most welcome to join me) to make myself allow the time. A bit of fabric ironed on to card while chatting over a glass of wine – perfect.
My cards certainly aren’t perfect, but if you’d like to buy Christmas cards that are perfect and perfectly handmade, Melinda makes perfect fabric covered cards much better than the ones that I made. She even has 20% off her stock until Friday!
How are you going this Christmas – feeling the pressure or loving the ride?