The time had come to pack away the Christmas decorations for another year.
Out came the boxes and the tissue paper, the marker pen and the sticky tape, all ready to box up Christmas and pack it away for another 11 months.
As I packed away all those special treasures, it occurred to me that the Christmas season goes WAY too fast. Life gets so busy in the month or so leading up to Christmas, and there just isn't enough time to create everything that I want to create...or decorate the way I want to decorate...or wrap gifts the way I want to wrap gifts.
So then I got to thinking....what if, instead of waiting until Christmas to think about Christmas, we started thinking about Christmas right now? What if we made a list of all the goodies we would like to make, and committed to making one project each month?
I knew exactly where I would start...
Sweetwater, which I've been meaning to make for the last few years with the labels I bought, but have never quite found the time.
I had a crafty catchup with my lovely friends Tracey and Linda today, and not only are they in, but they added some must-make Christmas goodies to the list, organised our making schedule, and set the date for our next catchup to create our first project together...those girls are organisers! I've also heard whispers that my friend Hope might be in too ;)
Why don't you join in too? We are thinking a Christmas tree skirt for February...you know, a cute little mat to sit your Christmas tree on? (I currently use an old green towel, so anything is going to be an improvement LOL) There are lots of free tutorials on the net...just type "Christmas tree skirts" into your search engine, and you're on your way :) Of course, anything Christmas-y is more than acceptable...be it a gift, a decoration, Christmas cards, whatever takes your fancy....as long as it gets you on your way to a more organised Christmas 2013! And of course, we'd love to see when you're done, so a link would be much appreciated :)
I started making the ornaments above today as my January project, and my aim is to finish each project by the 25th of the month....so I'll show you some pics before then. If you have an unfinished Christmas project, now might just be the time to knock it over :)
The 12 Months of Christmas...it has a certain ring to it, don't you think?