santa and one year old owen. hee hee.
i think owen told him he'd been good which was not really the whole truth.
hee hee he.
i had to put my knitting needles down so i could begin wrapping...
here are some bags i made. this works really nicely in place of paper and tape, and can be reused year after year (the cylinder is an old oatmeal container with paper around it)
i bought a flannel sheet, the unfitted kind, and cut it up. then i sewed some sacks with drawstrings (adding a simple casing) some just have soft twill tape attached to the outside. it doesn't take much time, and the kids seemed to like them a lot. be sure to make extras because sometimes they go home with the gift.
the tags are recycled and reused too, these are made from cardboard boxes...
i'm sure the kids don't mind that i say the same thing year after year...
it's been raining, a new storm is here, it makes everything feel cozier inside...
here is an ornament i won at a christmas party on wednesday. have you ever been a part of an ornament exchange? it's fun to play. we lucked out when we drew a number, we got the last one! i couldn't decide so chuck chose this bird for me.
i love this vintage handmade tree (it's so dark outside with this storm, i'm having trouble getting photos for this post)
our nativity, waiting for the blessed birth
my space (the cleaned up part) looks like the weather might be clearing up (it didn't).
tomorrow this one, my youngest, is turning 20. happy birthday dear hannah rose. have a wonderful birthday in nyc, on your own, for the first time on december 19th...sniff...tear...happy sad.
thank you for taking the time to visit, go safely through the rain, snow or heat this festive season, and...
merry christmas & happy holidays everyone, from our home to yours ~ we wish you peace joy and much love.