I have been so excited about this new hobby of mine that I even convinced myself it would be great to have a handmade Christmas. Every family member received a unique and thought out gift that I spent many hours creating on weekends and in the evenings after work. There were times when I regretted this choice and was kicking myself for thinking it would be “so much fun” to create something for every person. This was especially true the days leading up to Christmas that were full of late nights, trips to JoAnn’s and too many cups of coffee. Christmas morning, however, was so much fun! I am glad I didn’t give up and rush out to compete for parking spots and bargains with the masses of people in shopping malls. Will I do it again next year? Ask me when the stressful nights are not so easily recalled.
Along the way I have made a couple of items for myself. The item that gets the most use (aside from a sleeve I made for my starbucks coffee) is my owl hat. I am a preschool teacher by day and we had a day that was completely dedicated to learning about owls. I have had a soft spot for owls since I was a little girl. I had seen a photo of a baby wearing an owl hat in a magazine several months ago and thought that this was the perfect excuse to take a break from Christmas gifts to create something to wear myself. I completed it the evening before owl day and the reactions of the kids in my class were hilarious!
|Check out that dress! Obviously she has VERY good taste!|