We're enjoying spending yesterday and today finishing up a few odds and ends. Yesterday we made our gingerbread people for decorating. Last year we decided to borrow this tradition from friends - each year they decorate gingerbread people for each person spending the holidays with them - then we decorated them ahead of time (the boys couldn't wait) but this year we will decorate them once all our company is here tomorrow.
The boys finished their woodwork gift projects and I finished a few last minute things -a knitted hat out of Buffalo wool.
And these fun hair elastics - they're made from self cover buttons that I found at the thrift store and bits of fabric from my scrap bag.
This one is my favourite because it is made from some fabric that was in my mom's stash of fabrics from when I was little. I definitely want to make more of these.
Today all we need to do is wrap, make shortbread and prepare some beds for company coming today and tomorrow. I might need to dig through my scrap bags to find more fabric for wrapping as I seem to have used most of my cloth bags already and will either need to make a few more or, if I run out of time...
wrap more in furoshiki like this (now I wish I'd bought more square scarves last time I was thrifting).
And...we still have plenty of time for walks and sledding in the fresh, new snow we received yesterday. Not to mention plenty of time for hot tea and cookies too.
Wishing you joy, fun and love, as well as quiet time for tea and cookies.