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Dec 11, 2018

Painted Tree

The other day I picked up this little wooden tree from the craft store. I decided to paint it in a green gradient with little white branch tips that look a lot bit like hearts. It is now part of my growing tree figurine collection.

Painted Christmas Tree Figurine

Dec 6, 2018

December Days 1 - 5

Here is the first update for my December Scrapbook progress! I'm taking daily photos which is a tiny bit difficult for me, I forget to pull out my phone while I'm out and about. My first three days of photos are kind of lame and I didn't snap any on day four, but not much happened and I'm getting better at remembering to take photos so it's okay. Here are some photos I took this week:

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So far I haven't printed any photos so my physical album is non existent. I've only got slots for 40 images so I'm not sure if I should print as I go or wait until the end of the month. I think some days will have multiple photos and I'm not sure how to divvy the slots so I'm leaning towards printing everything at the end.

Dec 4, 2018

Leopard Hat Progress

I'm still working on the leopard hat. After ripping out the too tight stitches, I'm about back to the place I was. There is a noticeable amount of stretch in the hat now; I just need to spend some time knitting so I can finally finish it!

Leopard Spot Knit Hat

Nov 29, 2018

Daily December Scrapbooking

I'm planning on doing another December Daily Scrapbook! If you have following me for some time,  you may remember that I'm not a scrapbook person. Every time I try and make a scrapbook I get bored (I don't remember if I finished my other December Daily Album), but I'm very excited about Christmas this year (maybe because everyone is coming to my house) and for some reason I thought it would be totally fun.

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My plan this year is to forget about all the cute bits and bobs and just do everything digitally, like I did with my Alaska Album. Every Thursday this December I'll be sharing my scrapbook progress and some photos from the week. I'm so excited for Christmas and all the activities I have planned!

Nov 27, 2018

DIY Long Roman Curtain

I've been doing a bit of redecorating around the house and adding lace curtains to the guestroom window was a quick little project that helped let light in for the plants, but keep peepers from looking in. Having so much light in that room is nice, but probably won't be if you are trying to sleep so I decided to make a Roman curtain that will be up and out of the way most of the time, but can be lowered whenever I have guests. Since I'll be having visitors for Christmas I needed to finally finish this project!

DIY Roman Shade
DIY Roman Shade

Traditionally Roman shades are mounted inside the window frame (and usually found on narrow windows), but since my window is wide and short I mounted my curtain above the window. Each layer has a strip cut from a 2x4 which I thought would be best to to keep the center of the curtain from sagging.