The materials for this year's hats were all from the office supply store. There were lots of groans from the guests when they saw what they had to work with, but ingenuity soon surfaced and some fabulous headwear resulted.
I forgot to photograph the food. But let's face it, an Indian feast isn't really that photogenic without fancy dishes or props. It was delicious, so that's all that counts.
So now Christmas is done, except for taking down the tree, which will probably happen in the next couple of days. I'm not one for leaving it up till Jan 6th, as my mother did. In many ways, I feel that Christmas is the culmination of my year, and once the day is past, I'm ready to clear it away and get ready, mentally, for the new year.
Now all the gifts have been unwrapped, I can share a few more with you.
I made Anna Maria Horner's hen with chicks for Little Miss Tessa.
Lunch bags and napkins for Nettie and Jessica.
Kitchen textiles for Emma.
Bibs for Aiden (including one to celebrate his first Christmas).
And for Josh, Lauren and Ian, wooden candleholders. Without a drill press, it was hard to drill the holes completely flat, so the tealights sit a little wonkily. But overall, I think they were impressed :-)
Now for the gentle slide into 2011. I plan plenty of reading, meditation, and contemplation, along with some purging.
What are YOU doing this week?