I purposed, before the birth of my daughter, to be the kind of mom I'd long wanted to be. At all costs. Unbeknownst to her, my daughter had thrown me a challenge. I needed to use my God-given talents and life's passions to be productive while still working around her needs and her schedule. Here are some daily adventures and small successes.


Handmade Christmas, week 1

Getting organized. For those slightly more ambitious (a relative term, that is) projects, start early, and plan.

A few things on my to-do list:
  * At least 2 sock monkeys
  * A crochet'd fox
  * A velours rabbit (to be coupled with a copy of  The Velveteen Rabbit)
  * Hat. Details top secret.
  * Salty fudge
  * Gift tags for teachers' gifts

On my tentative list (that is, sounds like a big job and perhaps I've waited too long to start) is an advent calendar. Not sure of what format. There are so many great ideas out there. Stockings, clothespins, felt pouches, matchboxes. But I'm fond of this:

Friendly reminders from blogs (and bloggers) I love urge me on to get started. They're well on their way to a successful handmade holiday.

Like Elena over at JustMe. She's about done the black apple dolls for her 3 kidlets.

I have it on good authority that the post for the 3rd and final doll is not far behind.

To boot, she's started making the stack of Christmas cards she'll send out this year. Like this one. *swooning*

Elena conducts card classes on the South Shore heading into Christmas. I'll be going to a couple myself, and I'm sure she'll again wow us all with her fabulous ideas, guiding us to make cards and tags we'll have swollen heads over. Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. woot! thx for the shout-out! And also, I'd like to know more about this top-secret hat - lol!



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