The following pictures are from a few weeks ago. My sister invited us over for a day of tree trimming, watching Christmas movies, gingerbread house decorating, and dinner.
I had recently knit up this Tiny Snowman and threaded yarn through the top to use it as an ornament. I used worsted weight yarn and size US 4 needles, so the snowman is bigger. It's fast knit and oh so cute! The pattern is available from Mochimochi Land, but I got the pattern from the first issue of the CraftSanity Magazine. It's a really neat magazine with lots of projects ranging from knitting and crochet to sewing, weaving, paper craft and embroidery.
Melody has never decorated a Christmas Tree before, yet she knew exactly what to do. At the last minute, my sister realized they didn't have any lights for the tree and she ran out to the store to get some. Melody couldn't wait and dug into the box of ornaments and got to work. We had a fun time watching her.
As you can see, the tree is kinda bottom heavy with ornaments due to her height. But we quickly fixed all that after the lights were strung. She really enjoyed decorating the tree.
After dinner, we pulled out the gingerbread house. She was delighted and again, needed no help on figuring out what to do. She waited patiently for us to spread the icing on the roof and then went to town with the decorating.
She was so focused on decorating. I think she could have done that for hours. She really is starting to show a great love for arts and crafts. That's my girl!
The completed gingerbread house. Melody's first masterpiece. I can't wait for next year.
I hope all of you are enjoying the holidays with family or friends. Happy Holidays, everyone!