Last spring I set a goal for myself. I was going to make a majority of the Christmas gifts I gave this year. At first, I was going to supplement the homemade with something purchased. But, as the year progressed, I really felt like that cheapened what I was doing. The things I made, by hand, were valuable…..what a concept.
Alpaca Knit Scarf for my sister’s birthday
Prayer Shawl for my mother’s birthday
Travel Art Book for a friend’s son
And (drum roll please), here is my Christmas list:
Photo Montage for brother-in-law
Ruffle Scarf (Alpaca) for my sister
Photo Montage for my dad
Prayer Shawl for both of my grandmothers
Knitting Project bag, notions bag and needle case for my sister-in-law
Scarf for my sister’s boyfriend
Photo Calendar for Husband’s Grandmother, Mother and Aunt
Yes, that is right, a total of 13 homemade gifts from August through Christmas. Pretty good for someone who has never made a homemade gift….and actually gave it to the recipient.
The biggest surprise! This was the BEST Christmas ever. I have never been so excited to give these gifts. They all went to great people that I dearly love.
As usual, I am obsessed. I am already planning my homemade gifts for next year. Working up to 100%. We’ll see.
A Special Thanks to a few of Those Who Inspired Me:
Amy at Creative Mom Podcast
Brenda Dane at Cast On
My eldest son who remarked about a halloween project, "Mama made Halloween." Precious.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!
A HUGE Announcement to be made December 31st. GET EXCITED!