Happy Christmas To All!

Christmas Tree

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the house
Not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings are hung on the bookcase with care,
Cuz as far as we know, the cats can’t get up there.

My craft things are stashed, put away where they go,
And we’ve been outside just hoping for snow;
And JM in his slippers, and I in my wrap,
Have settled ourselves for a long winter’s nap —

So in the spirit of naps, I’ll be taking a break,
I’ll relax, take a bath, and maybe even bake!
No writing, no blogging, no edits, no drafts,
No glitter, no Mod-Podge, no projects, no crafts!

But I’ll be back soon; just you wait, never fear!
I’ll be back just after we ring in the new year.
I hope your Christmas season is merry and bright,
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

We’ve got our apartment all decorated, and the tree is set up. I finished wrapping presents today, so at this point I’m totally prepared for Christmas! Woo!

Fabric Tag

Those fabric gift tags turned out great!

Also, my blog’s Christmas present this year is a little face-lift. You may have noticed I started on that already; I’m TERRIBLE at waiting! So pardon our dust for the next few weeks while I get things tweaked and perfected. And please, if you have any suggestions, leave me a comment or send me an email!

And just in case the poem wasn’t clear, I’m going to take a blogging mini-vacation for the next week to give myself a bit of time to relax and celebrate the season. :-) So no new posts and no new link parties until 2013! If you have projects you’ve been working on, last week’s Fun In Functional link party will be open the entire time. Go share your awesome projects there and I’ll choose features after my little break.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season!


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  1. Merry Christmas lady! To you, the mister and the kitties.

  2. Merry Christmas! =)

    Your poem is so cute, and your tree and presents are lovely!

  3. Love your poem!

    Enjoy your break! Can’t wait to see your blog’s new look.

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and yours!

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