I got this beautiful box full of goodies from my new friend, Jessie, through this Holiday Garlands and Goodies swap that my other new friend, Candace set up. She matched us up so well! I couldn't believe how lovely each part of her gift was and have been inspired to put that much more effort into holiday packaging.
I made these little ornaments today for my swap partners. They don't know who they are so its okay to show them. I was inspired by an ornament I received last year around this same time from this lovely lady. She has such a fabulous stash of fabric and lovely ways of using them.
This is Fort*Happiness. Sebastian is still learning about the joys of fort building and fort using. I am, however, the momma to teach him about it. I spent many Saturday mornings with my brother 'neath chairs and blankets watching the Muppet Show, Popeye, and whatever else children of the early 80's watched.
I had the opportunity to babysit a 6 month old on Thursday as well as take care of a very confused Sebastian. He wasn't too happy with the arrangement but it was a great insight into the life of many Mommas'. I know that you adapt to your situations but I waved goodbye to that sweet little boy and counted my blessings that I only have one right now. The biggest challenge was coordinating nap times and nap places. I hadn't planned on getting any day time sewing in but once Sebastian went to bed, I was too worn out to do much evening crafting either.
Speaking of craftiness, if you haven't already checked out Silje's new Etsy shop, now is the time. She has been working on some really lovely tote bags that are going fast. Also, my friend, Cara, is opening her Etsy shop on Tuesday, Dec. 4th so don't forget to check out her lovely art pieces. I'll be announcing the Christmas list winners on Saturday afternoon so check back soon. TFL.