Thursday, September 25, 2008

'Twas the Night

'Twas the September before Christmas and all through the house
Not a brain cell was resting, not even the mouse's.
The stockings were packed in the attic with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

The craft room is ready with fabric and thread
While visions of Christmas presents dance in our heads
And Josh with his hammer and I with my gift wrap
Have just given up the hope of a long winter's nap.

While out the kitchen we're planning the batter
Of cookies to later arrange on a platter
Away to the fabric store I fly like a flash,
For no Christmas projects seem ever to come from the stash.

Receipts everywhere and goodies to stow
Neverending piles of objects to sew
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But the mailman with boxes enough for a year!

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Josh's tricks.
More rapid than priority his packages came,
On ebay can all this abundance be blamed!

I speak not a word but go straight to my work
To make all the presents with quaintness and quirk
From tote bags to placemats to journals to clothes
And tying all presents with elegant bows

I grab every paint, every brush, every bristle
Soon the craft room will look like it's been hit by a missile
Can you hear me exclaim with a slight hint of fright
"Please let me have this all done before Christmas Night!!!!!!"

Yes, we have started planning our Christmas presents! I have a little Christmas notebook where I record all the presents I give to everyone each year. The notebook is about 10 years old and it's invaluable to me! It's fun to see what I've given people over the years.

In momentous news, I have FINALLY put some things up in the etsy shop, including these two Christmas notebooks which I totally love. Check it out and let me know what you think! I have a hard time assigning prices to things. That's the least fun part of it all!

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  1. I love that's great. :) And that snowman book? It's mine!! :-D

  2. You have some really great things in your shop! Those journals are lovely!

    Every year I promise myself I'm starting the Christmas gifts early. I need to get started.

  3. Fret not Keri I am going to buy your notebooks and give them to you for Christmas that way you will have a perpetual stash!!! They are lovely-great paper too.



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