She was referring to banners that I have draped across my windows and the corners of my family room. Handmade banners, created with vintage paper as backing and fabric in front that are the colors of Christmas. I got them at Funky Junky Art on etsy. They are beautiful and well-crafted, and the best part is that no one else has them. I can't stand when I go somewhere and see my ornaments some place else. I prefer to have something fairly unique, which is why I go handmade or vintage.
|Bad photo, good decorations|
I also have the hand knit stockings hanging on the mantel, and a knit advent calendar. Today's gift for my son (it is December 1st after all) was a peanut butter candy. It's all very crafty and homey. I have colored lights lining the kitchen and music room, and Santa's Magic Key hanging from my front door.
Today, while working at the Boonton Holiday Shop, I found handmade balsam sachet that smells just like Christmas. It's small, so I hung it from my rear view mirror in my truck. It's motivated me to start sewing patchwork items. Christmas is too soon to sew for, but I am thinking of using my old clothes to start sewing hearts and stuffing them with lavender for Valentine's Day. I know it's far away; I'm just feeling crafty.
Sunday we will get our tree, and then I will be breaking out my ornaments. That will be the last of the decorating. All will be complete and ready for Santa and his tiny, little elves.