I just told you about all the crafts and DIY projects I'm currently embarking on and I promised you more. Here it is. It's December now and that means that Christmas is coming up. And that's something very important to me. Last year I got to spend Christmas with my family via Skype and I hope I'll have the same opportunity this year. Because I'm staying here again, even though this time I wish I could fly home and be with my folks for real. But it's okay, I can love them from afar.
And as per the Christmas celebration which - in my own subjective and obviously very biased opinion - is a million times better in Austria than here in Trinidad, I'm making one for myself. That means that I'm making little trees and paper snowflakes, stars and wreaths. And next Thursday there will be a little Adventfeier right here at the Real Austrian Embassy: Punsch, tea, cookies, Christmas music and lots of crafts with friends.
I don't yet have pictures of all the things I'm making, but I'd like to share what I have ready so far:
I discovered the joy of origami and now I'm making (and selling) little paper Christmas trees in white, with green glitter, or with tiny Christmas decorations.
Upcycling the pages of an old book a friend was going to throw away into beautiful paper snowflakes of all sizes.
Paper rolls turned winter star. Nice.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas... and if you can't have it then MAKE IT!