Good morning, everyone!!! Paul's been up since 4:30 and since he is not a master of stealth, I've been up since then, too...and since Carly is apparently half bat, she's been awake at LEAST that long. She's still in her room reading (very loudly, hoping I'll invite her out here, which I have no plans to do before at least 6am) and I'm just taking my time. It's nice to have coffee in my watermelon mug and not in a travel mug while rushing out the door.
ANYWAY, I love copying the cool creative stuff other people come up with. I'm not really that creative myself, but I'm an awesome imitator. For example, I made the wreath below for Halloween and it looked great (from the street) on our front door....by Halloween, though, the large amount of rain and high humidity had totally overcome my three coats of lacquer (this is NOT a project I'd recommend for outdoor use in Louisiana, for example...oh gross your front door would be covered in fire ants and waterbugs...EW!) and the candies were starting to melt and drip sticky orange goo on my welcome mat. A couple of enthusiastic candy corns jumped ship as I opened the door and actually stuck to the WALL on the inside of my house. Funny? Yes. But still a little annoying.
So...THIS is what I'm going to try and copy-cat for Christmas. I'm really excited about sourcing the frame and figuring out how to make that tree...I might end up making it a little differently just because I don't know about my wire-bending skillz, but we'll see. Either way, it's fun to have a project. My Christmas cards are 80% complete, and gift shopping is d-o-n-e and this is my reward for actually being on top of things. =)