Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Holiday Gift Planning

It's know it's only April, but my abundance of yarn and fabric, along with the sage words of my dear friend Linda have inspired me to do handmade gifts for the majority of gifts I will be giving this year. I have been carefully considering all the people in my life and what would be the perfect gift for them. I've scoured magazine, my patterns (both knitting and sewing), looked through my abundant stash and I think I'm ready to begin. I have some birthday presents that I need to get done and then it's full steam ahead for Christmas sewing/knitting. It's kind of exciting and a real challenge to myself to endeavor to gift handmade. I'm not the fastest knitter in the world and while I can sew quite well, finding the time and motivation to do so isn't always a reality. I hope others will join in and try to gift more handmade items, even if you didn't make them yourself. I think it's wonderful to support the artisans in our communities.
What will I be making you ask? Well, I can't tell you now can I, or it wouldn't be surprise.


Heather! said...

At first I was thinking--whoa, it's only April! but you're right. Now *is* the time to start planning. It's much, much easier to find crafting time this time of the year. Wish you could divulge your plans!

Matt said...

Sabrina - It's time for me to get in gear!! Mother's Day, my sister's birthday, my niece's birthday, me and Claire's birthday - all in the next 10 weeks. All handmade! We are going to have to support each other! Let's do it!