I made my first turkey on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. And as soon as the kitchen was cleaned up, I was ready for Christmas.
Our old apartment was so small that we never really decorated for the holidays. Sure, we hung a wreath on the door. And last year, I got ambitious and found a small space for a mini tree.
But now there’s a whole outside of the house to decorate. And a three-story bannister. And two mantels. And space for a real tree. And it feels a lot like our first real Christmas, even though it’s really hour third or fourth.
So I’m excited to get crafty. I haven’t done much since I made my famous chevron-striped painted curtains. My creative itch really needs to be scratched.
I spent some time tonight working on this template, or sketch, or whatever you want to call it. I used this image from Pinterest and worked a little bit of rough photoshop magic to create the phrase I want to paint onto a canvas. And then I hope a couple of other snazzy elements will work out so I have a pretty anchor for one of my mantels.
The rest is a secret for now. If all goes well, I’ll post a how-to within the next week or so. If not, I’ll have a large perforated canvas up for grabs.