Taking stock of patterns and supplies and arming myself with a list of gift recipients, I have come up with a few handmades that won't break the bank or take oodles of time. Time is in short supply too at this time of year. This is what I have come up with so far. Tweaking weekly will happen as I add more ideas!
- I have lots of emboridery patterns and supplies. Pick a piece that is easy and not too time consuming for gifts for my Mother, Aunt Sue, grandaughter Rachel. Vickie, over at Turkey Feathers has great patterns and I have collected quite a few vintage ones. Another one is Mulberry Folk Art. For my grandaughter the classic Princess and the Pea from Follow the White Bunny on Etsy. I have a copy of the book from Barefoot Books so will include that with it.
- Knitting supplies-take stock. I can knit three nordic ski hats and sweater for youngest grandson Aaron.
- Sewing: plenty of fabric to make simple skirts for Lydia and oldest grandaughter.
- Pick recipes for gifts--only three! Started stocking supplies for this ! Italian cookies, already have all the anise flavorings. Peanut butter cups and Martha's peppermint bark. Done!
Any Christmas plans on your mind or paper yet?