This year for Christmas, my family decided to give handmade gifts to each other. It was my sister-in-law’s idea, and everyone embraced it. Everyone except me, however. I need to qualify that by saying that my intent was to purchase all or most of my gifts on Etsy because I knew I wasn’t going to have enough time to make gifts for everyone (and Etsy is a handmade marketplace, so I figured handmade is handmade, right)? And I did buy most of my gifts from Etsy. Just not the ones I gave my family.
I got some really cool stuff from my family though, and I totally regretted not thinking harder about what I could make. For some reason I got stuck in one of two places–jewelry (um, I think my family has enough jewelry made by me by now) and knitting. I had these grand visions of knitting the bestest gifts ever, but you know how that goes. It takes time to knit. It never occurred to me to make something else. The possibilities are endless!
That’s why this year I’m off and running. I’ve already started making my Christmas gifts and I’m gonna do my best to make every single one. Several members of my family admitted they’d already started their projects as well. Should be interesting (and fun) to see what people come up with!