the tapestries of afterthought

27 12 2010

I meant to check-in before Christmas, but the days between the Solstice and the Eve were absolutely cram-packed full of busy goodness: family + friends + baking + making = merriment.

These sudden ends of time must give us pause.
We fray into the future, rarely wrought
Save in the tapestries of afterthought.
More time, more time.

-from “Year’s End,” by Richard Wilbur

paper star ornaments

Proper updates & pics to follow over the next few days.

For now, you can browse through some of these Pretty Things (they were left behind on my To Make/Bake list – which means they’re now at top for next year’s holidays):

for feasting
white chocolate snowman bowls by one charming party

gingerbread pie recipe offered at sprinklebakes

for decorating
simple (and toddler-squishable) felt sphere ornaments by zakka life

a great string balls tutorial by Tsh at simple mom

Arwen Art‘s beautiful array of Waldorf window stars / tissue paper star tutorials

sweet little felt peppermint ornaments at pink suede shoe

for gifting
very lovely honey & lavender soaps like those made by Meryl at my bit of earth

a quick & easy tutorial for gift card holders made with felt and a jingle bell at sweet tooth

Enjoy! And Happy 1st day of Christmas: wishing you a fat partridge roosting in a blooming pear tree – blooming because I love the scent of pear blossoms – OR, if you’re in my family: a maina bird in one papaya tree.

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