Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Part of what made this season extra busy for me was the addition of a baby shower to the usual holiday events and five family birthdays that also fall at a right holly-jolly pace one after the other. I stuck with simple, since my time was limited, but I managed to make a diaper buggy for a gift. Simple: diapers and ribbon. It’s about five minutes of wrapping and tying and you’re done. And then I made little buggies out of double-sided card stock to fill with candy for favors. (I used the templates here, although I made mine less fancy and omitted the extra layers of paper in the interest of time.) My cousin, the official Family Cake Maker, did the beautiful, beautiful cake, which the photo does not do justice at all. And then I rushed right back to making all those ornaments and attending all those events, and I am just now beginning to recover.
Been busy. Making hundreds—no, thousands—no, millions of crochet star ornaments. (OK, maybe not that many, but a lot. I adapted this pattern to suit my needs.)
The Christmas season has begun with a panicked shuffle as I realized I needed some items earlier than usual and couldn’t be bothered to think this through earlier in the year. I think I have a few more days of burning the candle at both ends and almost entirely neglecting my children (I forgot to feed them breakfast yesterday! At eleven o’clock I was politely asked if they could please eat now. Mother of the year!) and then I can catch my breath (and maybe add a more seasonal blog banner). Until then….