Crafty Christmas Weekend

We have all finally gotten back into our normal routines after the Thanksgiving holiday. The girls get all out of whack anytime anyone comes to visit, and it always takes them at least a week to get back to normal. We have more guests coming for Christmas, so they'll be acting a little crazy again in a few weeks.

We've also been dealing with a little scratch that Drusilla got last week. Thank goodness she lets me poke and prod her without getting too upset, or we'd be going back to the vet. I got some pet first aid spray from Petsmart, which seems to be working. It looks like it is finally getting better, so no doctor's visit. Hallelujah for that!

Because of all the crazy stress the girls were under last week (visitors, putting up the tree, boxes laying around the house, new TV blocking their window seat) I wanted to keep our weekend as normal as possible.

Daphne was back to her normal, kooky self. I think she thought she was in the forest, hiding in between the fake Christmas greenery.

After a little Christmas shopping in the morning, I hunkered down for a crafty rest of the weekend. It helped that it was cold, windy, and rainy all weekend too, because I was a crafter on a mission: to finish as many Christmas crafts as I possible could.

I am happy to report that my crafty weekend was a success. I made a huge dent in my handmade Christmas cards and am almost done with my felt stocking, though I still have the kitty stockings to finish. I also completely finished a few craft projects.

My paper garland came out really nice, except for the middle "R". I was so engrossed in watching Harry Potter that I put the glue on the wrong spot making the "R" crooked. It is smack dab in the middle too. Grrr. I might have to take it apart tonight and fix it, this time with the TV off!

My pompom garland looks nice too. I came up with this idea after seeing similar garland in the Crate and Barrel catalog. They were charging $19.95 for felt ball garland. My pompom garland cost $3.50!!! What a deal!

I also worked on a few yarn trees. I still need to find some toppers for them, but I love the pastel colors. I might leave them in my craft room all year long.

When the weekend came to a close we were all super tired, so we all laid down to take a nap. The girls did a little arguing over who would get the "prime" nap spot.

After a few minutes, they decided to compromise and shared the super soft blanket. Good girls!


  1. Love the decorations and the kitties. Your home looks so cozy!

  2. Cute! I don't see anything wrong with your banner -- and I wish I could make a felt pom pom garland, too! I never decorated like that when I was single! I'm snowed in so I'm planning to do some more Christmas crafting tomorrow!

  3. Wow you got a lot done! That picture of Daphne in the garland had me cracking up. Same with the middle pic in your banner. I have a photo of my cat sitting as close to the Christmas tree as possible staring up into it and you can almost see the wheels turning thinking "how do I play with this?"

  4. What gorgeous Christmas ornaments your girls make! I just love Daphne's colourings! (I'd never be able to call my cat Daphne, and I know 4 Daphne people!)
    Your place looks fantastic! I make stars from sticks. You just find a long branch, cut 5 same sized twigs, and hot glue them together into stars, then paint them and glitter them. Maybe they could be your tree toppers?