OK Christmas, I'm ready for you now!
I must admit, I've been slower than usual getting organised this year - as I've mentioned in recent posts - two big markets, the Community Arts Centre month long Christmas Sale, and on-line orders meant I was in full on 'making' mode to meet all of these commitments.
Markets done, Christmas Sale stocked, orders up-to date, my international sales sites (Artfire & Etsy) put into 'vacation' mode and I'm all ready to get me some Christmas spirit!
Late last week, we took a trip out to a Christmas Tree farm where they specifically grow Christmas trees, replanting each year to replace the ones cut (so I didn't feel I was robbing the environment!), we selected a very 'shapely' tree - best one I think we've had in a while and home she came for some serious decorating, this year led by our 7 year old son who took great delight in finding decs he and his brother had made over the last few years as well as treasured items we had been given.
We had so much fun - and it may look a little (lot) haphazard, but it's special to us - and it smells FANTASTIC!
I would love to know... do you have a real tree or fake? what are your favourite decorations? do you have a theme each year? (my best friend and her family always have a different colour theme for their fake tree - candy floss pink and silver this year and it will look fab!).
(If you need extra Christmas Decoration Inspiration ... check out New Zealand Handmade's Christmas Decoration Swap pics... here)