The holiday season is upon us! This past weekend John and I put up my miniature fiber-optic Christmas tree, complete with a slew of handmade ornaments that I’ve been using for the past few years. I have to say, I love this little tree. 🙂 It’s been in my family for a few generations and holds a lot of great childhood memories, and I love the combination of the old tree with new handmade ornaments made by me. To read all about the story behind this tree and how I made the various ornaments, check out my 2013 Christmas tree post.
Tree decorating this year included afternoon coffee and a fresh batch of lemon-raspberry cookies, not to mention the obligatory Christmas music in the background. It was quite a delightful afternoon and has become a little tradition for John and me. Since I’ve already blogged about the tree, today I’ll just share some pictures that I snapped of the finished 2014 version. Enjoy!
This ornament has been around as long as I have. How sweet. 🙂
A relatively new addition to the tree: a Maggie ornament! This was a gift from John’s mom last year. Doesn’t it look just like her?
A wrapping paper star that took forever to make.
An origami bird and pipe cleaner snowflake.
Fabric yo-yos. Yes, some sewing projects made it onto the tree!
A paper heart and origami crane.
And here’s the finished tree in the corner of my apartment. It’s the perfect pint-sized tree for a pint-sized living space. (Below the tree is a Wee Wonderfuls doll I made last year.)
Like most of you, my life has been a little hectic lately between the upcoming holidays and trying to wrap up work-related projects before the calendar year is over. I probably won’t have any more sewing projects to show off until after Christmas, but I’m hoping to really hunker down with my sewing machine during my time off work. Yay! 🙂
In other news, and as the title of this post suggests, I’m headed out to San Francisco for this upcoming week! The trip is work-related, but I definitely plan on making some time for fabric shopping at Britex, since I’ll be staying very close by. If you live or work in downtown San Francisco and are interested in meeting for coffee and/or shopping, feel free to drop me an email. Or, simply chime in with fabric shopping suggestions!
I’ll be back next week, exhausted and ready for the holidays. Hope you’re all hanging in there!