It’s Christmas Eve! I feel like it’s Christmas morning, however, since I’ve been awake since 3:30 am. There’s a slight issue with the kids taking over our bed lately, and the couch just wasn’t a comfortable enough spot to fall back asleep. Had Santa Claus been making his rounds today, I could have said hello.
I don’t get many quiet mornings alone, since I rarely am up before the kids. So I’ve really enjoyed this one. The sun is shining brightly through the windows. I’ve been crafting. And I’ve even had sunshine to take photos, something which I’m missing more as we get into winter and my photos turn dull.
This morning’s craft was a good one for making alone. It’s a slow and steady kind of project that turns out better without the help of eager little hands. It’s a New Year’s Mirror Ball.
The supplies are simple: short straight pins, sequins, and a styrofoam ball.
It doesn’t seem like much of a project until you start to fill in those sequins. The light catches them, and it’s just so pretty! It reminds me of the ball that drops at Times Square, though that one obviously isn’t purple and blue.
Christmas decorations are going to come down in the next week. It’s cold and dreary outside this time of year (though not this morning!). I think that New Year’s is a great, though brief, reason to add a last bit of holiday sparkle to the house.