These are Sylvia's handy work:
And these are Jill's:
And isn't it cute how all of our different styles mesh together so seamlessly? Bags, pillows, zip pouches, and brooches from Sylvia; aprons, brooches, coffee cozies, coasters, and sachets from Jill; and ornaments, owls, mushrooms, wedding cake toppers, and baby bibs from me; all coexisting in a riot of cuteness on one table:
I got swept up in the Christmas rush over at the toy store, which amounted to six days a week, 9-10 hours a day for a little while there, hence my absence. It left me absolutely no time to do any Christmas crafting of my own: no handmade gifts, no home-baked Christmas goodies, no decorations, not even a tree. I still can't believe how fast the whole month flew by. Angela and I tied chocolate ornaments to our bamboo plant in lieu of a tree, which will prove tasty in the coming days. I hope I will manage my time better next year, I really missed the smell of the pine tree in the house and the warm glow of the lights at night. But I was too busy to dwell on it, and that suited me just fine. I got a whopping four days off to spend at my parent's house afterwards and it was a lovely holiday. I hope everyone else had a very merry Christmas as well!