Handmade Christmas ’09
December 15, 2009 § 5 Comments
Yeah, yeah! I’m speeding through my list… it’s possible I am avoiding my mom’s gift though. I mean seriously, who decides to make luggage? Me. All of the supplies are sitting in my sewing studio staring at me. All 5 yards of fabric, 5 yards of cording & bias tape, 7 yards of various interfacings, size 20 (yes, 20!) needles, and upholstery weight thread. Maybe I should get started soon, right?
In the avoidance meantime, I’ve finished quite a few things.
The boys Christmas hats.
A black apple doll.
A dropstitch scarf.
Jammie pants and slippers for Joey
Slippers for Ethan
Still waiting to be done are washcloths for the boys teachers (they are getting hand dyed ones with a small bundle of Indigo Wild soaps), caramel to be cooked and wrapped, a towel/napkin set for a family friend, and the outdoor fort :). It’s their big gift this year. We told them we were building a gazebo, they are buying it for now :). We did really well on our budget too, Craigslist saved us a few times!
So, the boys Christmas is 90% handmade (the exceptions being books… sadly, I’m not a writer, and their gifts from the big jolly guy), and I want to say that the rest of the giving we do is about 60%ish handmade. Not to shabby!