We're in full-on decorating mode now, with only a few sleeps before Willie's parents arrive and Christmas is go! We have crepe-paper streamers to hang from the ceiling, and woven hearts, paper planes, and assorted origami to hang on ribbons - all in a rainbow colour-scheme. :)
|My latest batch of woven hearts <3|
As I mentioned in my last post, I'm making some additional red and white crocheted decorations. In the end I decided on Pretty Lacy Bunting
, which is indeed pretty and lacy. I made a couple of the 'flags' after brunch today, at the cafe where Julian works:
|I had a chai with soy and honey. Yum!|
We also bought a small 'adenanthos'
tree in a pot, an Australian native that looks a bit like a pine but is
non-prickly (and safe for certain members of the household who are
allergic to pine). It's now swathed in rainbow fairy lights, candy
canes, and tinsel. I crocheted a star for the top of the tree out of
sparkly gold curling-ribbon, which worked surprisingly well! I used an
old favourite star pattern called Grandma Twinkle
My old string of crocheted stars (from Christmas 2010) is currently adorning a print of Mt Taranaki. Willie & co come from Taranaki, near the mountain. Several of the pictures in our lounge are reminders of our various 'homes' - we also have a print of Wellington, and two New York posters. I've been meaning to acquire a picture of West End Ohope or one of my other childhood haunts to complete the set.