Countdown to Christmas & Crafting

Countdown to Christmas & Crafting

Christmas HollyWhen DH’s has a birthday, it means one thing.  It’s seven weeks until Christmas!  So after celebrating his birthday, our thoughts turn to getting organised for the festive season.  For me, it means thinking about gifts and food, for DH it’s thinking about decorations and whether we put lights on the house this year.

This year we decided that we would like to give handmade as much as possible.  I love handmaking gifts.  It gives me as much pleasure to make them, as I hope the recipient gets from receiving it.  I have eleven family gifts to organise this year, and some are easier to choose for than others.  I also need to keep in mind that I don’t have that long, so the gifts need to be acheivable as well as useful.

One blog I subscribe to for crafts is Sew Mama, Sew, and it has a “handmade Christmas” month in November every year.  So I’ve been trawling through ideas for family members, and I’ve just about got it figured all out.  Even throughout the year, for birthdays or other gift giving occasions, it is a tremendous resource for inspiration.

I have just short of 6 weeks, so while I need to get a bit of a wriggle on, I’m quietly confident that I’ll finish all the gifts in time.

How is your Christmas crafting going?

4 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas & Crafting

  1. same in our house! Hubby jsut had his birthday a couple of days ago and that to me always signals it’s time to think about christmas.

    Sew Mama Sew is great for ideas isn’t it! I hadn’t thought to go there for chrismas ideas. But I will now! Thanks.

    1. I saw 😀 I’m on a ‘knit for others’ ban for a while until I can get a few projects for “ME” done first 😀

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