We finally have a complete pine tree advent calendar forest. I began this project last year as part of a project I put together for the Women's Day Christmas issue, but I only made half of the trees, mostly because I got lazy. Of the 12 that got made, Socrates got hold of the number 4 tree and made off with it, never to be heard from again. So, this year I set myself to finishing the whole set of 24 trees, including the long-lost tree #4. And so this is it. Done. And actually, it wasn't that hard or even that time consuming--just a bunch of hand-sewing the trees into cones while I watched old episodes of Nurse Jackie. If you are up for the challenge--or maybe just want a few trees for decorative purposes, you can find the project links for it here.
(Side note: I am so hating the yellow walls in my living room. They came with the house when we bought it and honestly I am not sure how I have been living with them all these years. They are so urine-yellow. Barf. First resolution for the new year is to paint them a lovely creamy white...)