Our New Year Started off with a bang! We hosted at our house this year (the first time since having kids!), so I had to dig deep to figure out a way to include the kids. I made a ton of confetti tents which the kids pulled down. It was the best countdown ever!! Then we watched the countdown on TV. After spending a few days meeting up with friends and shopping during the holidays, I can’t imagine trying to do Time Square for the ball drop.
Before the kids started their vacation, I managed to knit my husband a pair of mittens. I started fingered gloves but he made the request for the mittens saving me lots of work : )
I FINALLY got the chance to get some jewery together from Artistic Works by Lu!! I saw the jewelry at a craft show a few months and couldn’t stop thinking about what I had seen. I missed all of the open houses that the rep here hosted : ( Right before Christmas I was able to catch up wit her. She helped me put together a few things, all of which I LOVE! The pieces are hand crafted and the jewels and trinkets can be mixed and matched. I’m already been thinking about what colors to add to my collection!!
With all of our Christmas decorations down, the house is feeling bare, so I made a new Love Pillow. I’m not a big Valentine’s person. It’s always been too commercial–overwrought with false expectations– for my taste. All my experiences with Valentines day have actually been good, but I remember feeling guilty (a lot) either for the amount of money that was spent on useless things or the guilt of listening to helpless romantics blather on about how awful their valentines days are. I disliked it even more after seeing the Sex in the City Movie when Carrie and Miranda get into a fight during their Valentines dinner. I know, I dislike valentines day because of a movie and characters who aren’t even real…it’s true.
Regardless, I need a theme for my pillows so hearts and love it is!!!