Obviously, the ONLY viable solution was to spend a couple of hours creating and sewing a brand-new bunting to fill the space:
And then I liked it so much that I decided to make another one for my pumpkin+bear etsy shop!
Of course, an etsy shop update requires a photo shoot, in which many amusing and odd antics tend to occur.
I said, "Just smile at each other. Look like you like each other!"
In our family, you really can't have a photo shoot without including a chicken:
I can't actually believe that I spent the time to make an entire holiday decoration just for me, frankly, as today alone I have three etsy orders to make and put in the mail (not to mention today's schoolwork to complete, tonight's Girl Scout meeting to prep for, a unit that I'm creating on simplifying fractions to edit, and if I could squirrel away a little time to bake cookies, I'd be pretty stoked), but I'm trying to remember, as we all well know, that making time to do things just because I enjoy them is also very, very important.
Remind me of that on Christmas Eve, when I'm weeping and wrapping presents and trying to figure out what to make for everyone at the last minute and helping the kids make cookies for Santa at 11 pm, because I spent too much of December making buntings for myself and drinking wine while reading.