Because I live in a small apartment and I was a bit lazy on the decorating front this Christmas, no decorations went up, besides this gorgeous paper snowflake:
I found the tutorial to make this on Cut Out + Keep two years ago and have made a snowflake every year since. I made three this year – one for my apartment, one for my family home and one for the office.
Chris and I, the crafty ones in my research group, decided the office needed a bit of handmade love. Over the course of a few evenings, we made this long, long paper chain:
We had so much fun making it! And it was easy peasy. Sitting at a desk, talking about baking, sewing and the upcoming Christmas party, cutting and stapling.
We finally put up the decorations one weekend. Simple but pretty, in my opinion.
At home, my parents went a bit wild. We had a busy house this Christmas, with future brothers-in-law and eight year olds, so they decided that our decorations needed a revamp! My Mum bought this beautiful carousel:
And then the tree… So pretty!!
Mittens certainly liked all the Christmas cheer…
See? He’s so… Excited… Isn’t he??
There was more snow over Christmas, lots of it!!
Unfortunately*, it’s all gone now and, though the temperatures have risen, it’s just not the same. The Winter Wonderland has gone. But it’s a bit more practical for travelling and walking now, which is something to be thankful for.
And there’s Christmas for you! Over for another year. Back to work on Wednesday, eek! I just don’t know how I feel about that. Oh well, at least I’ll have Christmas memories to sustain me!
*Fortunately for a lot of people.