It’s that time of year, and you know, I never seem to grow tired of looking for new and fun traditions to add to our Christmas celebrations. Elf on the Shelf has been a new one- this is Ellsworth’s second year with us, and boy do we enjoy seeing what he’s going to be up to each morning.
Since we’ll be spending a couple of weeks this month visiting family in Virginia, it became of great concern to little miss chatterbox, that Ellsworth might not know where we are. How will he report back to Santa if we aren’t home?!? But our fears were assuaged once we saw that he had a map with his flying route marked. Whew!
Ellsworth has become a sneaky, silly little friend- we just love having him as part of our treasure chest of traditions.
Oooh, and of course our gingerbread tradition…too bad it’s practically been devoured by now!
And I think I just added a new one: Pillowcases! I’d been wanting to make the girls new pillowcases for awhile now, and thought the holidays would be a perfect time…gave them to the girls early since we’re headed out of town soon, but I thought it would be fun to give them new pillowcases every Christmas Eve, from here on out, so they have a special, fresh pillowcase to rest their little heads on as visions of sugar plums dance in their heads.
I used a really simple, fast tutorial from Film In The Fridge, but did end up having to jury rig it just a bit since the print I wanted to use was directional, and I didn’t want it facing sideways. Worked out fine! I love how all of the seams are finished in this tutorial- no raw edges- and the little trim accent is so cute, and a great way to make your fabrics pop.
Maybe Mommy needs some too- I could make 100 of these!