In the days leading up to Christmas, The Shortlings turned into tightly wound, vibrating balls of greed and I was looking for something to help them focus their energies on anything other than adding more items to their Christmas lists.  We still had a package of cranberries in the house left over from Thanksgiving that I had always intended to do something about.  So I popped up a batch of microwave popcorn to go with it and handed them each a needle and thread.  What could go wrong, right?

It's pretty enough that I almost don't mind having to finish both of their strands for them.