I thought I was having a pretty calm December this year. But then I realized a few days ago that I had only days left and a lot of things to do before Christmas! I was in a panic mode a couple of days ago. But tonight, I feel so much better.
The reason: The biggest Christmas project is finally completed - a doll house for my daughter M is finished. Completed. Done. Ready to go under the tree.
It took a lot longer than I thought to finish. The tricky part was that I was able do work on this only after kids go to bed. But it's done! And I am very happy with the result (thanks to my husband for his help with his tools to make windows and a door). My favorite is the checkerboard floor/yellow wall kitchen. My husband made fun of me that I was making my own dream house. Well, maybe.
A friend of mine often say "You are crazy!" when she sees things I do. And I agree. This was probably beyond what 2-year-old usually plays with. But I wanted to do it for her to play many years to come.
The house itself was a gift from my sister-in-laws for M's birthday. They know me well enough and gave me the house, small cans of paints, and a scrap carpet. With my craft supplies and scrap fabrics, it turned to be a mansion (at least I'd like to claim). So, this is a gift from Mom and Dad. And if M is being nice, not naughty, Santa is going to fill the house with furniture for her.
I can't wait for M to open on Christmas morning! But I have a few more things to do before that, so I'm almost ready for Christmas.