(For hat details on design or buying, please see this post here, thanks!)
However, when it comes to decorating and stuff like that, I am pathetically inept. My Christmas decorations just don't know how to put themselves together in a manner that is pleasing to the eye. The kids don't care, they break what they can reach anyway... (remember the adventure of the Nativity? When the boys broke all the ears of the animals of my brand new Willow Tree set?) And most of us with kids under 5, have all the ornaments gathered on the top of the tree... classy!
And don't even talk to me about style... I am jeans and top gal and nothing is going to change that. Trust me, I have tried and it has only ended up in disaster! I wish I had a friend who would take me under their wing and give me some clothing style tips. But I think most of my stylish friends know that I am completely hopeless in that department.
Not to mention that my kids have that same issue:
Now, back to the topic:
So, this year I decided that for family night we should make a Gingerbread Train (aka Graham Cracker train). I was a little nervous because I haven't made one in years, I was anxious about the frosting. But Ben took over as the frosting guy, and we had fun:
I did manage to make some holiday goodies that tasted a lot better than they look thankfully:
Ranch cheese ball wrapped in bacon bits.
This is a spicy cheese ball covered in pecans.
So after my failed attempts at "festivizing" the house, I just shrug and remind myself that I am not a super Pintest mom who can do everything. And, hey, that's okay. I make it up by spending more time on my kiddos than crafting up something that no one will appreciate anyway, right?
However, I am pretty pleased with myself about this little nugget:
You know those funny crochet beards that people wear around? Well, I swore up and down that I would never make one... ever! But my boys and hubby saw some walking around town and have been bugging me about some for Christmas. So I gave in... but I was going to do it my way, my design. So here it is:
For those of you interested in the pattern, I am planning on typing it up and posting it on my crochet blog next week, probably.
Have you attempted anything crafty this season? Good or bad attempts welcome to comment!!!