Friday, May 22, 2009

Handmade Gift Ideas; Christmas 2009

Okay, so If you know me or follow me on twitter, you know that I am counting down to Christmas. This is due to the fact that I plan on giving a "Handmade Christmas" this year. And, well, Hopefully for the years to follow.

I am finishing up the craft swaps that I am involved with on and then crafting for myself and my holiday recipients. I have started brainstorming. I guess, before I continue to brainstorm, I need to figure out who is on my giving list this year. So, really, who has been naughty and who has been nice this year? And then I also need to figure in a couple variable gifts... teachers, someone I may not have met yet, the babies of my friends that are expected this year and what charity(carities) I hope to donate to... You get the drift.

I do already have a few ideas. I plan on knitting a pair of cashmere fingerless flap mittens for my dear friend Maureen. I have a pattern for a knit hermit crab that I want to work up for my husband. I also want to make heat bags for my somewhat distant family members that I only see on Christmas. An aunt dropped some hints that she *loves* knit washcloths... so that may be on the agenda as well. We'll see.

I already have a lot on my plate, but that is why I am starting early. All of the above mentioned crafts are completely doable, providing that I allow myself the time. I will update my progress as it comes. (With photos, of course!!)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Christmas in May?!?!

Well, It is official. I have started thinking about Christmas 2009. This will be the year that almost all of the gifts I give will be handmade. Hopefully, I will be able to accomplish all of my gift giving without buying anything but supplies or items that are handmade but maybe not by me. (Thank god for etsy!!!)

I am finishing up the swaps that I am currently involved with on craftster and then the only crafting I will be doing will either be for myself or for my loved ones for their holiday surprises. Not sure if I will be detailing what I am giving for gifts here... maybe I will and maybe I won't.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Um, yeah. As the title suggests, this is just a test. Myklia's blog has started to inspire me to write my own...

lets see how long this lasts...