Yes, that’s me. I work full-time at a hospital; difficult, stressful, demanding; my idea of relaxation is coming home to my bedroom (where my ‘studio’ is) to scrapbook. Case in point: I got off a night shift last night, not my usual shift, and what did I do when I came home? Sleep? No. I looked for something pretty to create. Tired? Shmired!! I wanted to scrap. My husband once told me that I have an addiction, and I think he’s right. But, there could be worse addictions, okay?
December is right around the corner, and for once, I really want to make a December Daily. I want to enjoy and appreciate this holiday season in any way, shape and form it arrives. I want every day to count, and I want to document it all. I have a Christmas tree (thank you, Mom!!); decorations (hand-made); and ideas for some really wonderful things I can do to make our home comfy, cozy, and delightfully festive. It’s been a long time coming, and I am really excited about the fact that I am so inspired and motivated. Yes, I do have to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day (after all, cardiac disease doesn’t take any holidays, so, why should I?), but that won’t diminish my holiday joy. I am so grateful to have what I have, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Except one. Silly? Yes. Important? No…but to me, it was. I love stars. I’ve said that before, but when I saw the canvas star on Ali Edwards‘ December Daily part II photos (Nov. 4, 2011), I fell in love. That is so me. I immediately looked online for some of her beautiful embellishments to go on my own December Daily (thank you Ali for the links!), but when it came to ordering the canvas star, I was out of luck. And I wanted that star! No emails ever arrived to announce that this particular product is back in stock, so today, of all days, I needed to get into a closet I rarely frequent, and found some duck cloth canvas sitting there from I-don’t-know-when. I have my star! was my first thought. I know how to sew. I have a star die (to go with my trusty Sizzix Big Kick). I have the right material. Nothing was going to hold me back. My poor husband didn’t even know I was home before I was getting things going.
Not knowing that Scrapbook.com now has these canvas stars back in stock, I made a lot, and I made them to sell on my Etsy shop to share with all of you. Who knows how many of you were looking for this, and couldn’t find them, either!
I am so looking forward to this holiday season, and I hope every one of you reading this has an a beautiful season as well! Okay, time to get some shut-eye before the next shift. Zzzz.