Sunday, December 21, 2008

thank you bach.

so although i haven't been crafting lately, i have been hoarding.
a few weeks ago i found a lea pocket score in a used book cart for $1. and knowing that i didn't really want too spend a lot this year on new christmas papers, etc. i thought it would make a great base for my christmas cards.

i've never actually done a homemade card set for christmas. i always wait until the very last second and then pick up a set wherever. this year is different in so many ways... i won't be home with my family. we'll be in a totally new place and be "on our own" in a bigger way. (meaning i don't just help my mom put up ornaments... i have to figure out the whole thing myself!)

so i decided that i would do a very un-ambitious set of 12 christmas cards. they are loosely based on the "12 days of christmas". and they are supremely low tech. i really didn't want to buy any new christmas stuff so i enjoyed just pulling together my own bits. i'll show more of them as they go out to their owners.

today i'm doing more packing, crafting, and listening to the kids slide up and down the gray st. hill. (yes there is a parent, i was very happy to see!)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

heading out

over the hudson...

off to stock up on supplies
hit up some sample sales
finish the christmas shopping

and then come home to make a big mess.

Friday, December 19, 2008

it was not like this 20 minutes ago...

all the sudden we were covered. i love it.
so we are here! winter. i feel like this year just ran full speed ahead and didn't give a thought to waiting for me. and now here we are.

i feel like we've survived a lot in 2008. the hugest craziest move. late furniture, new jobs. too much work and too little. but we've gotten through it. and we're good. and most importantly - i'm good and he's good. so we are having fun again. love it.

a bunch has been happening. the best part of the past few months hands down was spending thanksgiving break with my parents and sister here in ny/nj. poker. midtown. lady liberty. australia.

and now it's almost christmas and it's time to get going on 2009. i found a certain 24 before 25 and was amazed at really how much of it i had accomplished. frankly i didn't really put my all into that 24 but it got me thinking about all i could get done if i got off on a good start towards a new list of 26... so that's what the plan is.

to help me i'll be closely following julie's project fifty-two

okay so i'm now getting distracted by anchorman on tbs. back to my christmas cards and teddy grahams. thanks for hanging on with me folks.