In my northwoods we're coming to the season of cold, frost, snow etc. And even though they're predicting a warmer winter overall for us this year, I know there will still be plenty of icy and below zero temps kinds of days. So I often think of this as hibernation season. The time of year when you want to be curled up indoors working on crafts or other fun projects while the wind howls outside.
So today I thought I'd share some of the hibernation projects I plan to be working on through the holidays and beyond. When the snow is swirling I'll be getting my creative juices flowing!
Of course right out of the gate would be decorating for the upcoming holidays. For me that means Thanksgiving (which is mere weeks away) and Christmas. I've put away most of my Halloween type decorations and have started to put up my Thanksgiving goodies - like this new turkey artwork pictured above. I've also been accumulating ideas -like this Christmas yarn pom pom garland in the photo below. I think Annie and I will have such a fun time working on something like that together!
I'm finally going to complete this family recipe scrapbook album I've been working on, with a bunch of our special family favorite tried and true recipes. I plan to give it to my daughter in the future when she's off and on her own. She's been showing an interest in cooking and baking more and more as she ages. I figure it will be a nice way for her to always have and keep the flavors this home one day when she's in her own home. I've put the pages I've been completing into the album and covering them with page protectors. Pretty important to have those on cookbook pages, don't you think? Especially if you're a new cook! Lol
I plan to finish getting all caught up in my kiddos' school years albums. I have a lot of catching up to do in my own family scrapbooks (I often feel I'll never get those done! Lol), but both of my kiddo's albums aren't too bad and I should be able to get them done. I love the poem my son wrote about hockey (a sport he loves playing so much) for an English class.
Along with scrapbooking is my love of paper crafting in general. I plan to make more tags, cards and other paper craft goodies. Maybe even more scrapbook jewelry I haven't done in a while.