Hehe I love the alliteration 🙂
So here’s the deal, I know August is not when most people start to think of Christmas but I want to make the majority of my gifts for people and there is no way I would be able to get all that done between Novemeber to Decemeber (which is when I usually buy gifts for people). So I’m starting now in the hopes that between now and December I can get gifts complete for about 14 people. I started off by making a list of people and potential gifts then I tried to think of things that-
1) They would like
2) They would actually use
3) I’m actually capable of making
4) Would use fabric and notions from my stash
I think Christmas has become to much about impressing people and less about giving gifts people would use and oh say actually need. I want to give people useful objects of art, aprons that they can wear everyday and smile when they put it on etc. At the same time money is a concern for me and so is my oversized fabric stash. I have plenty of fabric that I could and should use before I buy anything else. Now I’m not saying I won’t be buying fabric in the next couple months but I want to make these gifts as much as possible from fabric I already have. If I need to buy fabric or notions that’s fine but I’m starting with the stash. It isn’t just my fabric stash I intend to use it’s also my craft books, cookbooks, and the hundred of free tutorials, instructions or inspiration projects I have starred on my google reader or favorited on flickr.
As usual I’m going to take all my fabulous readers along for the ride you can look forward to more pattern reviews, fabric shop reviews (listen I’m a realist!), and my own tutorials. If I make something from a book I also intend to find similar free tutorials or ready made items for purchase. After all we don’t all own the same books and we don’t all have the time, inclination, or skill to make gifts for everyone on our lists.
What are your goal (crafting and otherwise) for this Christmas?