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!
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. : )