Thank you notes - working in a school office the holidays are full of little unexpected gifts like cookies, candy, etc. I think it's important to thank those that take the time to remember us.
I had a few after Christmas purchases and one of them was a couple more rolls of the birch bark wrapping paper from Pier One on sale. (I may even use it to wrap some gifts next year!) It makes a quick and pretty (I think) background on cards.
Along with some punched circles in different sizes, colors, and one even stamped, I used some wooden snowflakes and when I ran out of those, some punched snowflakes.
HWNSNBP loves this cake and I didn't have time before Christmas to make it but managed to get it done the day after and we've been enjoying it all week. (Cranberry Cornmeal Cake by Giada DeLaurentis)
This is the mess that's my work space right now. I'll be doing some major clean up work come the new year.
And I promised a look at the ornaments that I finished for the staff at school. I couldn't find my gold cording so I had to resort to fishing line. They seemed to like them.
Oh, and in this picture you can see the bookshelf that I stuck in the dining room area that's chock filled with journals and crafting books - that's going to be replaced by a new closed cabinet to match the hutch on the left once we can get to the Amish place to order it. Our Christmas present to ourselves.