I still feel a bit like we are riding a too fast rocket ship towards Christmas, but when I saw the pattern for the Christmas pixie at Chickpea Sewing Studio , I just knew I had to stop everything and make one.
My husband grew up in a house with Nisse Men and I have been looking for a pattern for one for ages. The ears are still annoyingly off (one pointing up, one not so much), but he is a cute little bugger. When I was digging through my fabric I spotted the gingerbread man fabric* and knew I had to use it instead of the red ticking. Jack is all about gingerbread right now, asking for "gingers" (gingerbread cookies) every day.
I keep feeling like I should have shared some of our Christmas decorations by now, but they are so hard to photograph that I am avoiding it. LOL
This is the small tree in our living room. (Which actually houses 3 small trees instead of one large one.) I went crazy over the Martha Stewart K-Mart stuff this year, particularly the festive confections collection. My sweet husband bought me one of everything way back in October.
Yes, the tree topper is crooked. My trees themselves are vintage trees, so they are a little off kilter sometimes. The poor topper already acquired a hole from an unfortunate accident this year, so crooked it is.
Glass balls, glass candy canes in yummy pastel shades, glass glitter stars, those adorable tiny cakes, gorgeous striped bows, bead garland, porcelain cookies, and pink velvet strawberries, made just for me by Tiff .
I really love this tree this year.
This old paper mache Santa always makes me happy every year. I really love getting out the Christmas stuff, revisiting forgotten treasure and being able to display the newly collected stuff too.
We bought our real tree yesterday, and I hear Jack downstairs redecorating it now, he wants to hang every single ornament on one branch! I had better go supervise my little mischief maker...
*You can click to enlarge to see it better. I think I got that fabric at Hancocks this summer, part of their feedsack reproduction line.