You’ve probably heard of Christmas in July, but I feel like it’s Christmas in May around here. I’ve been looking at Christmas crafts books every day for the past two weeks and I love it! One thing I love even more than flipping pages in books is shopping and today I bought some more supplies to add to my stash! Rather than go out and buy everything I need at once — and no doubt pay more than I need to — I’ve decided to get a bit at a time, watching the sales and using the weekly 40% off coupon. Considering that right now I’m paying out-of-pocket and waiting for reimbursement, it’s not a bad idea to pinch pennies. The odd trio of supplies I got today will go toward making two different crafts. I bought two sheets of foam board (on sale 50% off), gesso primer (used the 40% off coupon) and ½ yard of red upholstery fabric. The foam board and gesso will be used to make very pretty star ornaments; I still need a few more supplies for the ornaments. The fabric will be used to make lovely Christmas birds (see picture). I can’t wait to start making samples!