It is a veritable Elves Workshop around here these days. The girls are setting up a craft booth on Black Friday and Saturday so we are getting things around for that. I planned to do a bunch of stuff for it originally in order to make some extra money then decided it was too much added stress to worry about right now...and then I saw some crafty things happening in the house and it got me in the spirit of things. I decided that I could do a few things as long as it continued to be FUN and not the least bit FRANTIC. More to round out the table than to make a huge bit of cash.
I am sticking with super simple square hats with super bulky yarn that I can crochet up quickly (which I find are some of the cutest pixie pointed ones when worn) with special touches like fur pompoms, buttons or velvet ribbon. I am sticking to baby sizes because they are faster (obviously) and because if they don't sell, I won't be the least bit disappointed since babies are always born and handmade gifts are always welcome.
I am hoping to do a peg doll nativity set. Some spice mix ornaments. Maybe some clay dollhouse food. Adele is helping with felt barrettes and Corynn is painting a bunch of awesomeness like canvases, stationary and bookmarks. It is kind of Corynn's thing- and some friends are setting up with her- so it will be fun no matter what. But I do hope it winds up being a bit worth their while-if for no other reason than to show them that people other than mothers admire their excellent workmanship.
I am continuing to read Frankenstein even though it was meant to be a Halloween read...I have just been too exhausted to read much. I am only about halfway through but I am enjoying it. It wasn't what I had expected it to be. I didn't expect to be heartbroken for the monster- but I am.