Friday, November 14, 2008

The goose is getting fat

I need to confess that I still have most of my Halloween decorations up. Ordinarily our pumpkins have been so thoroughly devoured by squirrels that by Halloween, all that is left are the rotting bases of our beautifully carved creations. (See my first ever blog post.) This year we succumbed to the lure of plastic lighted pumpkins from Target (of course), and since the squirrels have not turned those into moldy masses there has been little impetus to unplug them and put them away. Also, I haven't redecorated my Hoosier cabinet because a) I don't have any Thanksgiving decorations and b) it would mean redoing it twice in a month.

I have been thinking it is way too early to start Christmas decorating, but lo and behold December first is just 16 days away! The past few years I have enjoyed doing some handmade home decor projects for Christmas, like this canvas from two years ago:

and these countdown blocks from last year.

I am thinking seriously about making some Christmas shaker boxes similar to the ones I did for Halloween, and maybe some kind of photo garland. I also need to get started on Christmas cards if they are going to be handmade. Anyone have any cute Christmas home decor project ideas for me?

1 comment:

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

As always, I love your projects. You are so talented!

I was not given the decorating gene, so I am of no help there. :)