made their way to our bookshelf this Christmas.
Aren’t books the most incredible gift? I mean, to me, it’s like finding an immediate, soul mate to explore the planet with. The best part is that you have no real idea where you’ll end up with a new one at your side.
“Little Felted Animals” is going to teach me how to make–ahhh—well, little felted animals. Doesn’t that kitten look positively real? I’ve always wanted to try felting. I don’t even really know what it is–but I’m going to learn. My creatures may end up looking more like SpongeBob than animals, but I’m excited to give it a try. If it ends up really scary–well, then–we’ll have some new crafts for Halloween. har har.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Here we have “Celebrating Cookies.” Now I ask you…who can resist a title like that? The best part about this book is that each recipe has a full page photo of the cookie–like the cover–so you know way before you start if it’s something you want to eat. Pretty sure, if it’s a cookie in any form, I want to eat it. But I still like to have a picture first. Good things coming from this place soon. Mmmmm….
The Bald Kid and April’s Jacob both got a large package of Paracord (really strong, kinda pretty rope) for Christmas to make some survival gear with. When I saw all the colors that this stuff came in, my creative juices started flowing and before I knew it, I’d–ahem–accidentally pushed the Amazon 1-click button and had to give “Decorative Knots” to myself for Christmas. It looks fun and has projects in it that–again–I’m quite certain you’ll see in the next few weeks.
But before I can get too carried away with my new treasures, I’ve got to get better acquainted with an old, dear friend. Remember our family book club? Well, it’s still going along nicely–with the exception of the slow poke, that everyone has to wait for. I love to read– really I do. But the problem is, I’m usually in the middle of about 8 books at one time and so it is…slow going. But this one, along with “Simple Abundance” that a few of us are reading again this year–are just the motivation I need to get all my little duckies lined up and heading in the right direction.
After all, any journey is better when walking with a friend.
What about you? Did you get any “literary companions” for Christmas this year?
If you’re curious about the “Simple Abundance” adventure–grab a copy here and read with us.
Maybe our dreams are about to come true…