Back in March, on my birthday to be precise…I saw a cool post sharing this Issy experience and inviting readers to comment as an entry into this contest of sorts. So I though what the heck! And I won!!! To be cliché, “I never win!”.
Every year I am in a mad dash to create a “Hand-made Christmas”. I have been doing this for years now and I think my family has come to expect a gift not bought. Not in a bad way, or at least I hope not …yikes! One motivator for me is, of course the creativity, but more so…the rushed timeline I end up pushing on myself. I really do work much better on a tight pressed deadline. Crazy…yes, I am crazy!
Who doesn’t love a hand made gift? And seriously, when we are all grown up…do we really NEED anything? I swear my Mom asked me every year up until a couple of years ago, for a Christmas List! I have always disliked sitting down and greedily listing all the things that I wished someone else would buy for me. However, when I was young…I had no problem perusing the Sears catalog and writing down every last toy I just had to have :). Besides, when someone knows you, I mean really knows you, they should be able to figure out some meaningful type of gift. Some may consider this weird or ungrateful….but I just don’t like asking for things.
All the pictures above are from the websites/bloggers below…give credit where it’s due!
So without further ado, here is a list of some fairly easy and fun/cool things you might enjoy making up for someone on your Christmas trail this year.
Tilly’s Eye Mask: Do you know someone who could use help getting to sleep?
A relaxing neck warmer: Here is a gift to make for yourself AND someone else…they will love you forever!
If you have any others that you’d like to share….please leave a comment so I can check them out…always looking for ideas.