I've been doing a pretty good job of keeping on top of my "To Make" list for Handmade Christmas this year. As previously mentioned, I've managed to knock out most of the really big items (phew!) and have been working on the ones that take a lot less time and effort for me (read: anything … Continue reading We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program
That is the number of handmade gifts still on my "To Make" List. I was able to check off the twelfth one last night, around 9:30. That might seem like a daunting number of handmade items still remaining, and in some ways you might be correct, but I take solace in the knowledge that I've … Continue reading And Then There Were Sixteen
I've been chipping away at my "to make" list for Handmade Christmas, and I'm happy to say that I've finished five items, and have five more solidly in the "in progress" column. The best part of the in progress tasks? Two of them are sewing crafts, which tends to be the easiest for me to … Continue reading Making Progress
A couple of years ago, I started making spreadsheets to keep track of handmade gifts, holiday events, and pre-holiday chores that needed to be done. Yes, I'm sure that sounds extremely boring for most folks, but it has actually helped me see the progress I'm making -- which helps when you're four days out from Christmas, … Continue reading Making a List, Checking it Twice
I have begun working on gifts for Handmade Christmas 2017. This is undoubtedly the earliest I have ever started working on a Christmas present - even counting the quilt I made for Robert that took half a year. I always get so backed up with crafting projects in the weeks right before Christmas - which … Continue reading Getting an Early Start
Shortly before Christmas break hit, I arrived at the office to be greeted by this little fella on my desk. I chuckled and grinned, and took a snack from his head (it's not as gross as it sounds...there was candy inside). I then proceeded to try to figure out who could have left him on … Continue reading The Thought That Counts
This past weekend, I had a chance to visit one of my favorite DC spots - The United States Botanical Gardens. I love getting a chance to see the gardens any time of the year, but they are particularly lovely around the holidays. The main conservatory lobby gets decked out with reproductions of the monuments, … Continue reading I’ve Been There!