Shwew! I’m nearing the end of my Christmas crafting.
The last week and a half have been kind of crappy. Both of my parents had to go to the emergency room (on separate occasions.) Then – since “bad news comes in threes” – my mom found out that she has cells with the Philadelphia-positive ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) mutation again. She’s had a bone marrow transplant and has been taking chemo to keep this mutation from growing, so that was an unpleasant piece of news. I’m hoping that this means we’re due for lots of good news in the next few weeks/month/years!
Back to the crafting, though:
My 4-year-old saw this Santa set in the Itty Bitty Toys book and immediately fell in love. We’ve never made a big deal out of Santa, but I guess there is something magical about Santa that kids naturally love. 😉 I’m trying to finish up a coordinating “bag of gifts” for the Santa doll, but I’m not stressing about having it done.
I already have my first post-Christmas project planned. It is an adorable pair of shark mittens for my 9yo son. I wasn’t sure if they’d be too babyish, but he saw the pattern and instantly thought they were just the coolest things. I’m looking forward to working on them.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! I’m looking forward to 2012 being a great year and a fresh start.