Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh Dear December is Upon Us.

Hello lovely readers. I'm a bit behind in the blogging but then I feel I'm a bit behind in everything. December has that effect on me. I hate it and try to fight it because I just love Christmas. I do not want to feel stressed about it. Truth is there's always a moment in there where I do feel overwhelmed but it usually passes quickly. This year is different as I've been battling major anxiety. It's so weird and scary and makes me feel guilty which, I think, adds to it. I finally talked to my husband and my parents and that helped. It helped a lot actually.

I cut back even more on my pie-in-the-sky ideas of what to make for whom and made a list and spent some quality time in the bathtub. Now I feel back to myself, excited for the season. All that to say I don't have much to share with you...yet but it's coming.

Our Thanksgiving was lovely and my very pink barbie cake was well received. How is making pink frosting you ask? It's glorious!

Not bad for a first barbie cake and using only
a sandwich bag to decorate with.

I was pretending the S&P shakers were
her dwarf friends.
 I also realized I had never posted about this skirt and bag. Not the best picture which is why it's cropped funny but you get the idea. The skirt is from the "Colette Sewing Handbook" and the bag is from Alicia's book "Stitched in Time." I like the bag and already have a bunch of ideas on how to improve it. I am also very cautiously attempting to sew the skirt from you-know-where that I never finished last year. I would love to wear it to the Christmas Eve Service, I'll keep you updated on that. The pattern is labeled "intermediate" and I had to regrade it since my waist measurements and hip measurements are nowhere close to each other. Wish me luck!

So how is your season shaping up? What are your tricks for enjoying the season rather then stressing. Apparently I need all the help I can get.


Susie Finkbeiner said...

You know, I have been more relaxed this year than before as far as Christmas goes. I think I just have my focus on other things...and that makes me want to ease into the celebration of Christmas.

I love you, Jessie. And you are so good at pouring out your love on others.

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. So nice to have you pop by! You were asking about the places I get fabric? If you check out the 'ME' page and scroll down a bit, you'll see a link to the shops I use. (I'd post a link but I'm not sure how in comments!)

Sandra x

KatieBeth said...

Jess I LOVE the bag!! It's so cute. and you're right you could do so much with it! Different patterns and pipping and everything. can't wait to see what your improvements are!