We’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit around my house! Dorothy drags around a shopping sack full of little bits and projects she’s crocheted or sewn and then wrapped in homemade paper. She’s amazing! I ordered favorite photos from our past Christmases from Fotobar, which makes Polaroid-style prints on chipboard. They make a sweet and simple decoration clipped to green twine. We’re all enjoying the memories of our previous holidays, and our snapshots of all three kids as babies in the same Santa suit are particular favorites. Everything else is a mess! I’ve got piles of fabric and snips of yarn everywhere. Hostess gifts, mittens for a cousin, homeschool papers, new Christmas pillows for the living room…it’s all somewhere in the disaster of my workspace and seems to be seeping into the rest of the house as well. Tis the season, right?
After I took the cute picture of my last post with my three kids in their costumes I realized I needed a way to display favorite Halloween snapshots every year. I made this banner to hang in the pass-through window between my kitchen and dining room. I slipped cardboard into each flag so my photos won’t curl up and sewed a little clear vinyl pocket onto the front of each to slip a photo into. Now I can easily change the photos as our collection of favorites evolves.
I got out our Halloween “spider webs,” which are really my great-grandmother’s crocheted doilies that I have dyed black. starched flat, and populated with plastic spiders. The kids love these and so do I.
Hope your Halloween was happy!