Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Handmade breakdown

The rosy glow of Christmas is nearly over at my house. Wrapping paper is picked up and I think I've found all of the bows that the cat got off with.

I took the handmade pledge this year and made a bunch of our gifts. I have to say, it sure beats fighting the crowds and is a lot more fun. I plan to do even more next year.

This year's handmade gifts included:
14 aprons
3 dolls
6 scarves
1 baby blanket
20 Morsbags
needle book
4 pairs of sleep pants

That's what...49 gifts...all handmade. Out of those 49, only one recipient was an ungrateful brat and one of my nephews was mad that I didn't make him an apron too.

Now, the bad news is that I didn't get pictures of most of this stuff. I'd think about it and then get distracted by something shiny and completely forget. I'll have to see if everyone will send me pictures of them using their handmade gifts.

My only regret is not starting a lot earlier. I need to start thinking about it in February or March at the latest and get a plan together and then get busy making gifts.

3 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I too wish I started earlier, but I did make each of the girls something handmade and I'm still working on the flannel pillow cases for the grandkids but I do believe a handmade gift is worth so much more, heartmade!

Annie said...

I'm green with envy over your Christmas list. I, too, am distracted by things that flash & make noise - primarily the television.

I still have out-of-town relatives that I haven't seen yet... This weekend I've warned everyone that I'm sewing. Period. Nothing else. Except, maybe eating & shopping.

Beemoosie said...

You are my hero!!!! I think I'm starting right now...!