Sometimes you see things when you are shopping, and you instantly get a crafty inspiration. Well, at least, it happens to me. I have loved the Vermont Country Store ever since I visited the real store while in Vermont one autumn. When I saw their Natural Balsam Fir Needles in their catalog, I knew what I wanted to make. A felt pillow. It would be a little bit like my Lavender sachets that I made for the Monkey’s teachers, but have an embroidered holiday design. After the fir needles arrived, I thought some more, and realized that I could quickly add a Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree to the felt pillow… and then I saw these perfectly sized burlap bags in Target. I thought that I could quickly combine all of the elements and get a rustic Balsam Cinnamon Christmas Tree Sachet and get a handcrafted holiday gift that took me less than fifteen minutes to create.
It’s that season, isn’t it? Is your tree up? (Ours is undecorated in its stand.) I have a friend who puts her tree up the day after Halloween– it’s obviously an artificial one, but she wants to make sure that she getting to thoroughly enjoy her Christmas season.. This year, I’m trying to be deliberate and thoughtful in my decorating, and taking time to enjoy the process. I want to make sure that it captures the feelings and sentiment of Christmas that I am going for. I want a homey, comfortable feeling in my home this holiday season. I want this period of waiing to be filled with a sense of coziness and family.