I have been a super sucky blogger this month. At least my traffic stats indicate that everyone's too busy to care.
I've been trying to get a handle on the Christmas shopping- since I just started yesterday.
I do not recommend waiting until the very last second to do your shopping. There are a few gifts that I'll waiting by the door for on Christmas Eve, biting my nails and wringing my hands till they get delivered.
I did manage to get one cute Christmas DIY done a few days ago- a felt garland.
It was really easy to make-
I started by cutting out a bunch of different sized circles from white felt.
Then I just sewed them together to make a long chain.
It was a little bit tedious because every time I added a new circle to the chain I had to stop the sewing and raise the presser foot so that I could slide the next circle under it:
Even though it was a lot of starting and stopping, it actually wasn't bad. It was redundant but kind of relaxing since I didn't really have to think about what I was doing. I just kind of zoned out and sewed my circles. It was one of those things where I'd look up after a few minutes and realize I'd just done like 5 feet of chain.
I like that the circles are all different sizes too. They look like snow balls.
The garland looks pretty on the tree-
But my favorite spot for it is hung across the wall in the playroom.
And the best part is that paired with a tree or a wreath (like the pretty one in the playroom that my son made at school) this garland adds to the festive feel, but since it's not overly Christmasy on it's own, I can leave it up all year. Which I plan to do since it's making that big empty wall look so much better. I think I'll make some more felt garlands to hang with it. I just haven't decided if I want to keep them all white or do some other colors.
Well I'm off to try to finish up my Christmas shopping. Here's to never being a last minute shopper again. (Raising my cocoa to that.)