I’m back! It’s been a year since my last post, and much has changed. The most important thing is that I moved again (what is that… move #5?), photos to follow in the coming weeks. Instead of talking more about what I’ve been doing, I’m going to look forward at what I’m planning for the near future: Christmas! I’m going to try to do another handmade Christmas this year. Now that I have one under my belt, I can improve upon it.
I have some ideas for gifts in mind already, as well as decorations for my cozy new apartment. A big part of this year’s handmade Christmas will be cards. I love making cards, but sometimes I lose track of the days and don’t end up having enough time to carefully craft a card for birthdays and other celebrations. This year, I’ll be starting early – as in, next weekend. I’ve found some interesting ideas on Pinterest that I’m looking forward to trying and making my own, as well as experimenting with materials I already have for some new creations. A tiny but fantastic detail: stamps. I’m not sure where I’m going with that thought, but research and Christmas music will light my path.
My parents came down to this weekend, and we did all sorts of things: eating at Luke’s Lobster, ferrying on the Staten Island Ferry, walking along the East River, browsing at the Farmers’ Market, making a Plum Torte (actually made with prunes, but whatevs), and more. Here are some photos!