Heirloom treasures are one of the most precious things that can be passed down the family line, especially when family members are represented through the years. This embroidered tablecloth can be made and used at the holidays, and will serve as a precious memory of past holiday gatherings. Handmade gifts are filling our holiday gift closet, and I've even worked on … [Read more...] about How to Make an Embroidered Heirloom Tablecloth for the Holidays
Sounds harsh, right? Here's the thing. There comes a time when it's no longer feasible to allow people to "live in your head" and be a part of deciding what you need to do. This might sound radical, but this is actually my thought when it comes to whether or not people think I'm cheap for giving handmade gifts. WHAT??? Yes. I don't give one bit of attention to that … [Read more...] about I’m done giving a @#$% with what people think.
If you're finding yourself feeling apprehensive about making handmade gifts this year because you feel like it's too late, I understand. I used to "arrive" in November with my growing holiday spirit only to eventually get discouraged because I didn't have enough time to make the gifts I wanted to make for friends and family. Does this resonate with you? If so, I got … [Read more...] about How to Make 10 Handmade Gifts in One Weekend
Previous Next I absolutely adore fall colors. They transitional blend from yellow to brown really appeals to my desire to experience fall in all it's glory. Cool nights, warm days, and the promise of the comfort of the holiday season are all wrapped up in fall colors for me. I called this granny square Fall Sunset, because where I live, the sunlight is a … [Read more...] about Fall Sunset Granny Square
The holidays are over and you are so glad. You're exhausted, in debt, and feeling determined to do things differently next year. What if you could enjoy the holiday celebrations, give better gifts, and stay within your budget so you don't accrue holiday debt? It's definitely possible if you start NOW. You might be thinking, "Oh my God -- it seems like we just got done with … [Read more...] about Why Having a Handmade Gift Plan Is Important