since it's turned november i am seeing little snippets of holiday crafting everywhere i look.
not necessarily when i look in my yard, my car or my cat litter tray... it's usually when i am looking in the cyberworld
so now i have got past halloween successfully ignoring all pumpkin buying or decorating, but in return having to listen to the 'moans' of discontent from our #4, i must really try and make an effort for christmas.
thanksgiving will come and go in a blink of an eye and then i will be looking at december the 1st and having to fix up a 'charlie brown' christmas tree due to my lack of 'foresight'.
i will not let that happen dearest readers, no for i am determined this year to be one foot ahead of the game.
of course if i was really one foot ahead of the game i would have started planning last january but let's ignore that bit and just focus on how great it is to be thinking ahead by around five weeks.
in my new found 'being prepared for christmas' state of mind, i have been perusing the figurine aisle at the thrift store, but alas there have been no pesky gnomes looking for a warm shed this holdiays. in fact, as is usual with the figurine aisle, it is full of 'horrendous crimes' committed with ceramics, wood, clay and other materials.
the only joy i've had so far is a little deer
apparently it traveled from china at some point
i looked at it and it looked at me
i asked, if it knew how to keep it's eyes closed
it said it did and so i took a chance
several coats later it is a glossy red (actually orangey/red as that was all i had) and is preparing to play 'some part' upon our mantlepiece this christmas.
i really have no direction this year, no vision of 'crafty delights' with which to add a warm eclectic vibe to my decorating. i am quite fearful that last year was the best it is ever going to get and it's down hill from now on.
i plan to get a few things down from the attic, my yarn balls, my crocheted popcorn garlands and little trees... take them out, in the off chance, they may inspire me in my creative thought process.
in the meantime, i'm happy to report the advent calendar situation is under control, more 'bemoaning' from one half of the shed clan, but the other half was relatively onboard.
even i have to admit i'm still not sure if i have crossed the boundaries of 'tasteful' holiday decor.
dearest readers it is with great delight and perhaps some trepidation that i report, stumbling upon a '1970's macrame christmas tree' wall hanging complete with pompoms, last night on vintage etsy. when it arrives via the mail man, only then will i be able to tell if i have truly crossed the 'iffy' boundary or if indeed it was $5 well spent...
and so it just leaves me to tell you i will be away for a few days, our #1 has her wisdom teeth removed tomorrow and so i must scrabble around the kitchen drawer trying to locate my florence nightingale hat along with my 'best' bedside manner...
i have plans of being a wonderful caring attendee to her, whilst also updating the shop with my latest offerings...
she is wishing you a lovely weekend, dearies (do you like that, she thought 'dearies' was rather endearing) and will see you next week ~ Tif