In past years I’ve started around Thanksgiving and put a list up of some great gifts for knitters. This year I want to do a handmade holiday guide. Budgets are tighter than ever and we don’t need to spend a ton of money to give fabulous gifts. We’re all pretty crafty. Right?
Part of my guide in the past was to give our significant and insignificant others hints and ideas about unique ideas for the holidays. Well I won’t leave that out. I will still do some small gifting ideas but I wanted to keep the focus on making more this year. I’ve got some great ideas piling up. I’m starting the guide early because a few things will need a little time to make.
I know you have ideas about gifts and great decorating things that we can do for the holidays. So lets see them. Link in the comments and I’ll post them as we go along. If you’re inspired to make some tutorials of your own, all the better!
I plan to make tutorials and general craftiness for myself in the form of Garland flags, advent calendar, tons of ornaments, tutus and more as I come up with it. What you see up there on the table is what we bought. We had coupons and there were tons of 40% off sales going on! Everything else I either already own or will trade for. The girls and I will make some gifties and good stuff to give to friends and family for the holidays. We instigated a less crazy holiday a few years back. Less gifts and more about family.
Later today I’m going to root through my Mom’s quilt stash and come up with the fixings for the Garland flags. The girls will be present while I make these. What they don’t know (and they don’t know about this blog yet so keep quiet), is that each of them is getting a flag set for their rooms. 4 fat quarters with some ribbon or rickrack and we’re good to go!