They say the season of Advent is about patiently waiting, yet clearly I am no good at that. I have been gathering materials for an Advent wreath/nativity scene for the last little while– but the first Sunday of Advent falls the day after I return from my last craft show– and I am notoriously exhausted after those, so I made up the wreath last night. Audrey helped me (honestly, she was the one the most concerned that Baby Jesus wasn’t in his stable yet— we had to go procure him right after dance lessons!) and last night we set it all up by the tree. (and yes I plan to put the candles in glass candle holders so the whole wreath doesn’t go up in holy flames, lol!)
I’ve been trying to keep a steady and smooth pace getting ready for The Little Craft Show this weekend, and I’ve been making some new cloth, paint and wool ornaments in the shape of angels and santas. I’m really loving how they’re coming out, and how they each have their own personality! I showed them off on the Audrey Eclectic facebook page and they got a great response, so I plan on offering some in my etsy shop once the show is done. Every bit of them is handmade, from the sewing to the painting to the wool hair. I love them!
And so….I hope you have a peaceful transition into December– and buy some handmade gifts when you can (or make them!) I’m hoping to finish up a scarf I’ve been plugging away on since the beginning of autumn (note to self— use larger needles next time!) and I’m really really looking forward to a free December where all I worry about is filling orders and creating gifts and projects for my own family. It’s been really hard to say “no” to December shows and events, but it was something I felt I needed to do for my own peace of mind. It will also give me more opportunity to connect with you here, which I love to do.
Well, off to start the day and get *someone* off to school!
Have a good day–