For the past three years we've done "Homemade Christmas" for our family. Most of the gifts are handmade by myself. My Mr. even gets his creative juices flowing and has contributed such things as puppet theaters and marshmallow guns.
Some of the gifts might be purchased from handmade venues like Etsy or local craft fairs. If there is a store bought item, it is usually there to accompany the handmade item (think books to go in a handmade book tote).
I've only five weekends to work on Christmas gifts before the big day.
And so the count down begins.
Last year I was working up until the day before and this year I'm getting off to a rocky start thanks to this lovely flu virus that has been making itself cozy in my house. (The hubby is all better now and I'm about two days behind him so I'm sure I'm on the mend!)
I have most of the materials gathered to start. The fabrics have now been washed and pressed for a week and are waiting to be pinned to their patterns. PJ pants will be back by request. Last years are ready for the rag bin they're so worn through!
Why my children are obsessed with those "snuggies" I'll never know. But I found a pattern and JoAnns was having 40% off of anti pill fleece, so what the heck, snuggies all around!
Have you seen the gorgeous bib necklaces that seem to be all the rage? I'm so excited to make those! And some big artsy fartsy headbands and hair pins too!
I've got more, but I gotta start somewhere and here looks good.
Now I'm off to bed with hopefully my last dose of Nyquil!
So what about you guys? How do you prep for Christmas? Are you a Black Friday kinda person? Or a "wait until the Eve of" sort of person? Or are you completely insane like me?