Friday, October 24, 2008

Christmas Crafting Begins

Last night I finished my first homemade Christmas gift. I can't post a picture of it or any details since I will be giving this certain type of gift to several people who read this, but it has gotten me really excited for the holidays. (The bad news for me is that I turned to crafting because I was procrastinating research I need to do for a story on automatic transmissions in Class 8 trucks that I am writing, but that is another story).

Since I can't post a picture of the item I made last night, or probably any of the gifts I'll be making, until after Christmas, I thought I'd provide some of the sites I've been looking at to get my inspiration.

There are a whole bunch of ideas from last Christmas up at Sew Mama Sew: I just got a sewing machine and hope to break it out of its box this weekend (depending on how much research I get done on those darn transmissions).

There are a lot of free things to download and do here: They have other ideas, too, but I was attracted to the free ones!

This lady makes really pretty cards: And this lady makes all kinds of cute things out of paper:

Homemade by Jill has lots of great ideas: She just had a baby and probably won't be posting as frequently (let's hope!), but I like looking at her past projects!

Let me know if you have any great crafting ideas you can share!


Allison said...

I am so incredibly jealous of your crafting talents! (Even if you can't show us...) I, myself am excellent at starting things and never seeing them through. Not exactly a skill to be proud of. ;-)

jfm said...

Amen to the previous comment! I used to craft, but lately I find many unfinished projects hidden away in drawers and closets...a Christmas tree skirt comes to mind that I started the year we moved here....that was 1999! hmmmm