Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

When you assume your husband can help you sew DIY Christmas bows.

My original idea for how to make this bow was a simple piece of red ribbon… Perhaps you’ve heard of it?  Ribbon? A product that you can buy at the store that you do not need to craft in your workshop of craftiness?

But since I’m me, I decided to make my own! So I could give the bow contrasting red stripes! Fun! Like a Christmas tuxedo!  And it’s harder this way!

If something will take me 57 times longer, but be 1% nicer, I am all for it.

Besides, why do something quickly that you can actually finish, if you have the option of getting involved in a project that will spiral out of control?

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

A Christmas Decorating Miracle

There is no end to my creativity when the other option is doing actual work.

For example, if I were to say to myself – Self, you should write the Great American Novel or get your PhD in quantum physics.

Self would say – that sounds boring. And hard. Also, I do not know what quantum physics is.

And I would say – I know, but it is important to do hard, boring things. So that at the end of your life you are not sad that you squandered the opportunity to accomplish them.

To which Self would say – the world already has Jonathan Franzen and Stephen Hawking… what it needs you to do is figure out how to write on The Kingdom Mirror with glitter.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.