I’m getting more excited for Christmas by the minute. The only thing spoiling my anticipation (and getting in the way of crafting time!) right now is school. I’ve got a couple of big midterms this week, and then a paper to start over Thanksgiving. But I’ve still managed to get a few Christmas crafts going this week.
Inspired by Alicia’s paper garland, I’ve been experimenting with making some out of tissue paper. I also wound 32 little pom-pons for another Alicia-inspired garland out of some yucky acrylic yarn while watching both the Kill Bill movies last night. I used up all of the yarn I have with me in Seattle, but there’s tons more in Spokane that I’ll pick up when I go home for Thanksgiving this weekend. Making pom-pons is pretty mindless, so it’s a good thing to do while watching TV or something.
But my favorite little piece of Christmas so far is definitely the stockings I made for Daniel and myself. They turned out to be adorable. I love all of the fabrics individually, but I think they really add up to an effect greater than the sum of their parts. The embroidery was a pain, because of course I didn’t use a hoop, but oh well.