I swear, as I get older, I just love the holidays more and more.
I love doing the little things for all the people in my life who help keep my world turning.
I love seeing the smiles.
Our world needs more damn smiles.
So, I haven’t posted…because I have been working like a crazy little elf on all of the goodies for all of the peeps. It’s been busy!
I did take a break last Sunday to make the storm window frames for the craft room. Funny story there. I had been up there sewing, in multiple layers, still freezing. I was watching the musical Rent while working and the thought crossed my mind…”Hey, minus the drugs and AIDS, I have a lot in common with the characters in this! Freezing my ass off and looking at a burning candle like it’s really going to make me feel warm!” So, I decided it was time to get those windows buttoned up!
But, this is some of the stuff I have been working on!
It has been a variety of gifts for coworkers and the kiddos in my Off the Hook Club at school and even some fun doggie accessories for The Pet Loft! PHEW! This doesn’t even include gifts for my friends and family…that’s tomorrows project, because if I shared pics now….it would ruin the fun.
But the point of this post is this…it is so easy to get so lost in the lists and the To Do’s and the stress of the holidays. For me though, each year…although always stressful…gets easier and easier. I have really started to LOVE the process. Making things gives me a chance to knock the cobwebs out of the crafty side of my brain. I get to have an excuse to spend hours in my craft space just jamming and creating. It doesn’t get much better than that for me. Plus, I get to see the smiles…that’s so selfish of me. But I LOVE seeing people smile and knowing I played a part in that!
So, take a moment…breathe…and love the moments that make this time of year so magical. It’s not about the money spent…it’s about the smiles and the memories. Laugh. Love. Embrace it!!!!
Plus, I really like Christmas lights. I’m a kid at heart!
If I don’t talk to you all before Christmas….have a WONDERFUL holiday!
Peace out peeps.