It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas 01 - tree

It’s beginning to look pretty Christmas-y in my apartment these days, thanks to my trusty old Christmas tree and other little decorations.  Before I head home for the holidays, I thought I’d take one last look around and enjoy my festive little studio while the holiday buzz is still a-buzzin’.  : )  My Christmas tree is practically an antique (Santa used to leave *my* presents under this tree as a kid) and is decked out with some serious fiber-optic fabulousness.  Truly a sight to be seen.  A few years ago I made a bunch of handmade ornaments for it, and I’m happy to say that they’re still making me smile this year.  This tree is so me – I love it!

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Origami happiness in my entryway

Origami hanging - dove and crane

Every once in a while I get the urge to make a little origami goodness.  I love the brightly colored paper, the crisp folds, and the whimsical creatures that result.  This year, I whipped up this simple holiday decoration and hung it across the entryway in my apartment.  I used some white curling ribbon and some red and green origami paper, folded up a few birds and cicadas, and taped each creature to the ribbon.  Couldn’t be simpler!  I’m pretty happy with how it came out, and I love the little touch of handmade holiday goodness welcoming me home each day.  : )

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