We tried to be creative with the Christmas tree, with so many kittens in the house. The older cats are not as much of a concern, but the little ones are another story! Well, after several days of cat caused disasters, today I came into the dining room to find they'd trashed the tree. For … Continue reading Christmas tree do-over
The Christmas tree is decorated as much as it's going to be, and the base is covered. Theoretically, the cats can still get inside the planter stand near the floor, but now that the stand it stabilized, it should be okay if they do. The tree skirt will hopefully be too "in the way" for … Continue reading Well, it’s up and done!
So with the destructiveness of the cats, we had pretty much decided not to have a tree, but to decorate in other ways, instead. But I still wanted a tree. This morning, I went ahead and started working on it. I ended up screwing small cup hooks into a wall and a shelf, then used … Continue reading I went for it!
I've already posted photos of dehydrating orange slices and using them to make decorations for Christmas this year. I will post more on those in a moment. The other experiment I tried was to make a baking soda and cornstarch dough (which I wrote about here), which was supposed to be good to roll out … Continue reading This year’s decorations; what’s working, and what isn’t!
Today, I finally started working on the Christmas decorations I was planning to make with the dehydrated orange slices I'd prepared earlier. Of course, things didn't work out to plan! 😀 Do they ever? 😉 I was going to use cinnamon sticks, plus some little decorations I'd saved from Christmas crackers over the years - … Continue reading This year’s decorations, in the works
For many years, I would craft new decorations for our Christmas tree. It was a good opportunity to use small projects to try out new techniques and ideas. Our tree is basically a mad chaos of different styles and materials, and I love it! Life got in the way, and I stopped doing this for … Continue reading This year’s decorations start: dehydrated orange slices
We are a bit behind on our Christmas decorating this year. Usually, we start at least by Nov. 27 (the Feast of St. Catherine). However, this Christmas is a first for 3 felines. So we set up the tree, but left it alone. We didn't even fluff out the branches. The idea being, the cats … Continue reading All bent out of shape
While putting up a few more Christmas decorations, I took the time to change out the batteries for some lights in our nativity scene. It is the teeniest of nativity scenes. The tallest figures are maybe three inches high. I used to put the trees on the dash of our old van for Christmas. I … Continue reading Tiny Things