Monday, December 24, 2007

In the (St.) Nick of Time

I'm embarrassed to admit that our tree still isn't completely decorated.
But look - it's supersized! We joined our new Snowbird Mountain Tree with 2/3rds of our old one and made a towering tannenbaum!

In Christmas craft news: it took countless hours and our household is strewn with glitter and candy crumbles, but at least we have a little nook of Winter Wonder to show for it (click on the image for a larger view).

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Delicious Dream House

I ran across my dream house in a picture of a now-defunct Santa's Village in California while doing some research (or perhaps the term would be "procrastinating").
I immediately started to daydream about how fabulous it would be to live in a house like that, and was mentally picking out drapes and a sofa when I learned that Davis did not share this dream-house dream. What? How could anyone not want to live in a mock confection?!? I calmed myself down with the knowledge that I'd probably have plenty of time to bend him to my will before we actually have an opportunity to buy a sugar-shack like this one.

Closer to home is the Swiss Miss Sweet-Tart shown below. I've always admired its insistence on standing out amid the white modular ranch homes that surround it. It's kind of the plain cousin of Santa's Gingerbread House above, so Davis and I have taken to calling it Santa's Gardening Shed.

Hopefully I'll have some pictures of little houses of my own soon. Like I said in the last post - that winter wonderland is slooooooow going.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Snow Day!

I didn't have to go in to work today due to the snowstorm, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take a picture of one of the trees that I've made. I'm hoping to make a whole miniature Winter Wonderland, but sheesh it's slow going. I'm sure it will get faster once I know what I'm doing, but something tells me it might only be a Winter Wondercorner by the time Christmas rolls around.

On a similarly wintery note: I love these mittens that were made by Anny Purls. The pattern came from Ellephantom Knits, and I might need to whip myself up a pair (you know, in between making a forest of rick-rack trees set in a Winter Wonderland, gathering gifts for my loved ones, and actually going to work when the snow lets up).

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