I apologize to all of you, who now have an earworm from 1990 and New Kids on the Block from that title, but "phase one" or "baby steps" were tried and rejected. So step by step it is, and Christmas crafts I'm talking about.
I started holiday season with the bag above, and after that everything went crazy-busy (with anything but C) for a week or two, and since then I have been searching my Christmas-mojo. Anyone else struggling with seasonal products? I LOVE Christmas, it's not that, it's just the idea of getting something pretty ready in such a short time...
My secret holiday-plan included some new Christmas Stockings (here are the last year's models), some pretty tree ornaments/gift decorations (see the little birdies in these pictures on this post), and also some felted bags and pouches. And oh yes, despite the not-so-optimistic-tone here, I have managed to get quite a bit done, and plan to have them in my shop by end of this month.
The days are getting really short here, we have minus-degrees on nights (and some days) and in Lapland it's been snowing already. If this sort of weather doesn't get me in into a real Christmas-mood I do not know what does... And it's truly needed as there will be a lot more of birdie-sewing, some stocking-cutting and reasonable amount of knitting and felting - a true elfing* around the clock next a few weeks. How is everyone else doing?
* an elf -> elfing (aka santa'slittlehelpering)