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Saturday, December 3, 2011

HandMade Holidays Wrap-up and a Question

This week's craft tutes have been a lot of fun and I’ve appreciated the kind comments.  I'm thinking about adding a weekly or monthly feature on the ole blog.  Let me know if that's something that would interest y'all.

I'm also thinking about possibly doing another series of posts for next week. Topic: Awesome Kid Gifts Made from Recyclables!

Oh, yes, I’ve definitely lost my mind, now!  We’ve had our week of fun, easy crafty things you can make for the ladies on your list.  But what about the kiddos?  We can’t forget about them.

And time’s running short…I don’t know about you, but the idea of weekend shopping (the only time I can shop without one of the kids in tow) is not at all appealing to me after Thanksgiving.

I really don’t do well with crowds.  And long waits.

And aisles over-packed with…stuff.  I get claustrophobic.  I lose my train of thought.  I get a headache.  I get grumpy.

No, let’s skip that.  Or at least save it for the grocery shopping.  And avoid going to the store if we can possibly help it.

There’s also the simple fact is that I don’t have a bunch of cash to spend.  We don’t borrow money for Christmas.  It’s simply not in the spirit of Christ’s birth.  Giving of ourselves, yes.  But racking up credit card bills, no.

And buying gifts for 4 kids adds up very quickly.

The key here is taking something that you were going to throw away or put in the recycling bin and turn it into something EXCEPTIONAL (not crummy).

I should warn you:   I’m a duct tape queen.  My kids are all convinced that I can make just about anything with duct tape and cardboard.  There would be at least one project involving duct tape.  I suspect it will have something to do with something a knight might carry.

So, I was all set to do the work to do this and…

I suddenly started feeling very unmotivated.  I can’t tell you the number of hours I put in to make last week’s event happen.  Really.  Between photographing every step, or fighting with my anemic tripod…and then writing it all up.  It’s a lot of work. 

So, I’m going to ask:  Is this something y’all are honestly interest in?

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