October 16, 2009
In case you're like me and haven't given it much thought yet Christmas is right around the corner. I know many of you are way ahead of the game and have been making gifts for months. But I was too busy figuring out school and enjoying fall to give much thought to preparations. Now I'm ready to join you; I have my list written with ideas and supplies needed. If I make 1/2 the stuff on that list I'll be happy!
Someone else is making plans and busy sewing for Christmas in our house. She's researching ideas and designs on-line and is holed up this afternoon (with the door shut) in our sewing room with explicit instructions to do not enter. Mom's do have a few special privileges as I was able to snap this photo before the sewing began in earnest.
I was pleased with the gifts we made last year for Christmas, framed photos - my photos and Damien's handcrafted frames. Can you believe that I still haven't finished one?? I get photos developed so rarely and the print I intended to give did not print well and eventually I decided it was better to just send it with this year's gift. Let's hope the recipients feel the same way - ha.
This year we have something else in mind inspired by Handmade Home (like every other crafty person on the planet). But I also want to make little things for the kids, unique to each of them - which I haven't done in the past. Hopefully I'll get some of these projects off the ground soon but I need to make a trip to Goodwill first for supplies.
Need some ideas to get your creative genius going? Last month Sarah at Handmade Homeschool posted this extensive, linked Handmade Gift Ideas list. It's a great resource to help get you thinking and dreaming...
What about you? Can you share something you're making? Don't worry, your husband, kiddos or mother-in-law probably aren't going to be reading my blog. Or maybe you've posted about it on your blog, leave a link and do share. Just don't start playing the Christmas music yet, I'm still living and loving autumn!
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