Hello! Happy Christmas in July! Although I seriously felt like the next time I would be in my craft room was sometime in December, I made it! While I’m not yet at full steam, I am starting to get back into the swing of things and finally this weekend I “found” my craft room. To be honest I found the room and only some of my stuff. Over the past several months my craft room has been stacked, piled, bagged, boxed, upended, moved, and sorted. After 20+ years in the same house, we moved to a new neighborhood. Our new ’hood is close to where we were but, at times, feels like miles away. I loved our “old house” but we now have a bit more room and a new view! Moving always involves many cogs in the wheels and we’ve been a bit of a construction zone in our new house. Today I finally said “stuff it” and started to work at my craft table despite a million other things I needed to get done for work and a ton of boxes to unpack. Needless to say, there were plenty of times were I just stood there and said “where did I see that….” or “where did I put that?”
As I try to make sure things are moved to the right places, the movers were told to be especially careful with my Christmas stuff. I love decorating at Christmas and this year will be a new challenge in a new house. I was already thinking about it in late May. So, when I logged on and checked out the Frilly & Funkie challenge blog, I was happy to see that the current challenge is Christmas in July! The challenge asks for us to create a gift, an ornament, or something that you would use to decorate or give at Christmas. YAY! The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
For the challenge I made an ornament. I was lucky enough to find the various pieces I used for this project. It was lovely to pull out the green papers for the greenery, dig through bags of die cuts to find my poinsettia die, and delve into boxes to find some of my embellishments! I hope you enjoy my little piece. It was great find to be back in my craft room and I’m hoping things settle down enough that it becomes fairly normal again!
I hope everyone is well and that everyone is having a lovely summer!