Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Making Stuff

Every year I plan on what I'd like to make for Christmas. For me, handmade gifts are the best. I love receiving them and giving them. In about August or at the latest, September, I start thinking about what I'd like to make for gifts this Christmas.

This year there was too much drama going on in our household for me to think about Christmas as early as usual. But I still have lots of ideas swirling around in my mind and I have a few projects on the go. I've learned that it's no good to get all flustered about undone projects, but just to let them go until later. Gifts can be given all year round.

An alternative to making everything myself is to purchase gifts that are handmade by other artists and crafters. These gifts are much more personal, and often of better quality than mass-produced items from overseas.

If you click on the image to the right (the one on the left is just an image, no link), you'll find a directory of handmade items compiled by Michelle at Wee Folk Art. Maybe you'll find something you've been looking for there.


  1. This looks like a lovely place to visit. That little stocking is so sweet in the WeeFolkArt graphic.

    Happy shopping...............

  2. Thank you so much for the link! Lots to look at!

  3. Good morning Lorrie, I totally agree...HANDMADE gifts are the best! Thanks for sharing that website, I will go over and take a look.

    Have a great week!


Thank you for commenting. Each comment is a connection between us. I read each one and will usually visit your blog in return. If you are a no-reply blogger, then I will not be able to respond to you directly. If you have a Google+ blog, I am unable to comment there.

Welcome December

  Here we are on the cusp of another month. I love the image above, done by Jody Bergsma.  All the symbolism that points towards the birth o...