Gina and Janey woke up extra early this morning and quietly left the house without anyone noticing.
By the time the critters started realising that Gina and Janey were missing, they were back! And with a Christmas tree no less!
Xavier and Roman immediately ran to get the decorations and the tree-decorating planning begun.
Gina and Esmeralda built little platforms to stand on so they could reach the tree, and the others critters stood by as decorating directors.
To reach even higher Esmeralda had to stand on Janey's head (luckily unicorns don't weigh much because they're mostly made up of magic).
Xavier and Willis stepped in to do the tinsel, by far the funnest part if you ask them.
And Stanley, the exceptional climber and adventurer, climbed the Christmas tree and put the biggest and best star at the top of the tree.
Then they took a step back to assess their work. They all agreed it was finished and that it was an extremely handsome Christmas tree!
The critters tried out some dress-up disguises because you never know when you'll need a good disguise!
To all the last minute Christmas shoppers out there, we have free express shipping (within Australia) on all softies, brooches and tea towels in our Big Cartel shop until Thursday!!! Last packages will be shipped out on Thursday.
The Herbert house is frantically preparing for the Big Design Market this weekend! We'll be fully stocked with critters of all shapes, tea towels, cushions, brooches, plates and cards. Come and say hi if you're in Melbourne!
Here are the critters packing themselves into a suitcase, they're pretty excellent at it!
If you're a Sydney-sider unfortunately I won't be at the Finders Keepers this weekend but everything is available online and in Monster Threads shops!