I am! I have been searching and reading tutorials on all kinds of crafty things online. My husband is changing jobs and the financial transition is going to be a doozy! So, I expect it to be a lean Christmas unless I can find a way to make it wonderful.
Enter homemade gifts! I remember one Christmas when S and I were dating, we made gifts for each other. He built me a hope chest and I sewed him a shirt. Or, I hung out with my mom while she sewed him a shirt and then let me mess it up every now and then. Back in the olden days when times were tougher, folks gave hand-made gifts. I am sick when I think of how much money we throw down in our country on Christmas gifts. Now I will be buying my girls some toys, but the grown ups in our life are getting more practical things.
I'm hoping all this sewing will polish up my skills enough so that I can start selling some things for extra money.
Don't they call hand-made things that are a little bit messed up, "charming"?
That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.