Sunday, December 14, 2008
First Sign of Christmas
Since I'm so far ahead on my Christmas shopping and decorating (cough cough), I decided to take some time today to get crafty.
Ger and I saw a Nollaig Shona banner in the window of a shop in Bray. We asked about it inside, hoping they could tell us where they bought it, but they told us they'd had it for at least twenty years. Never fear, I said, I'll make one.
My plans almost derailed when I got to the craft store and couldn't find any loose sheets of paper in the colors/patterns I wanted. The closest I could find was a giant, 180 sheet pad of Christmas designs. Rather than chase around to the other craft stores, I decided to go with it.
I was going to cut all the letters, using a computer font as a pattern, but they had packages of die cut, glittery letters on clearance, so I saved myself some trouble and used them.
I'd forgotten I even had a few pairs of scissors in my drawer that do fancy cuts. I really like that giant zig zag! The hardest part of this project, was trying not to get too picky about things. The ovals were all cut freehand, which, for me, was a big step in loosening up!