December 23

Guys. I have been wrapping presents for two days straight. My dining room table is a fright, and I have blisters from the glue gun on both my thumbs. But I’m chuffed, as the Brits would say, at how the packages turned out. I am obsessed with making these felt birds (patterns from Downeast Thunder Farm). I started with making them into ornaments with all the embroidery details, but one blue jay took me hours, and Jason wisely talked me down from that. Instead, I pared it down to the basic shapes and colors and hot-glued instead of sewing, and I really like the graphic look.