Everyone’s up to it! If it’s not glitter stuck to the bottom of socks, and sparkling confetti seemingly invisible but never the less all over your clothes, it’s smudges of butter and chocolate still discretely hidden on work surfaces; minuscule strips of shredded tinsel; random stars; splashes of snow spray or drips of wax…
I just read a fantastic comment in the editor column of Amelia magazine, where Åsa Lundegård likened her shifting behaviour during Christmas to the duel personality of a 50s stay at home wife & craft mama, and a 70s holy wrath rebel. That, I can associate with!
Today we finally decorated the Christmas tree. Miss 5 wondered why I say that they can do it, but then it’s only me deciding what’s going on it… ”that’s not fair”. Hmmm, she’s right! So the red baubles made their way there too! Did you end up with a semi co-ordinated tree or a home made paper craft one?
We’ve been playing with the laminator again! Here too, I have to laugh at myself! Of course I had an idea about how these glitter, star speckled ’windows’ would look. Not anything I decisively communicated to the girls but which I apparently thought I would be able to steer anyway… Except that I didn’t think to make only small piles of the glitter confetti available. So instead of the subtle spread of it that I had first envisaged, you could say the result likened more a snow storm. My idea of a little pinch became more of a full fist release… ”ohhhh!” And in that same moment I realised I needed to just let it go. It would be whatever it would be… And of course they look way better than they would have had I intervened 🙂
What I love about these cards is that you could even use a regular school photo in the back, just the snow & star covered window is going to give it all the Christmas feeling you want! Our picture ended up being a ’slightly’ photoshopped christmas scene in the living room… but you’d never know which of the heads was edited!