I always plan on doing homemade Christmas gifts, but I tend to think these things up a little late in the game. Right now, I think I have plenty of time. Two-and-a-half months should be (fingers crossed) plenty of time to do what I need to do as long as my mother-in-law hovers over me while I use her sewing machine.
I love to sew, but I'm horrible when it comes to handling a sewing machine. For some reason, this piece of modern technology and I do not get along well. I've tried to make nice, but, well, *shrug*.
I have a sewing machine, but I do not have the manual for it. Probably would help if I did, since it is a very nice sewing machine a friend passed on to me. I really wish I could get it down, so I could work on some of those ideas and projects I've been eyeing for some time now.
Today, I worked on making some pretty little barrettes for Merikalyn. I'm looking forward to creating all these gifts. There's something about homemade gifts. I love receiving homemade gifts that people have put time and effort into. It just shows they love and care. (Of course, I love gift cards to restaurants too.... and those aren't homemade!)
Here's one of the little craft projects we had (also a craft to work on patterns) that I think would be great for a Christmas, Hanukkah, or Birthday card.
I'll post pictures as I go along (except, I will not be posting photos of the gifts I'm giving to people who read my blog!)