Monday, December 20, 2010

Making Christmas

I try very hard to find something to make for everyone for Christmas every year.  I don't always succeed but I do try.  This year, I think I am doing a good job of making Christmas.  I have some socks that I knit for my Mom, my first pair ever; some pajamas for the kids, mine and friends of mine; a new apron for my Grandmother, this one even has a pocket; fingerless mittens for my sister in law, this was a requested pair because she loved last year's so much; and an embroidered winter scene for my Grandparents. 
These are the people on my list who are easy to make for, but it gets harder from here...

I have a hard time making things for people who's taste I don't witness very often.  My sister for example, she is a wonderful person and an exacting homemaker.  Because of the exactness of her homemaking skills and style, I have a rather hard time picking things to make her.  She has very good taste, but our taste is not the same, and I hate making things for people if they never use them.Now don't get me wrong, I have made gifts for her in the past, last year I made her a hooded scarf in an ivory yarn that I thought would match a coat she received the year before.  I have no idea if she has ever worn it or used it because I live so far away I only see her twice a year.  

I know it is the thought that counts but I want the time I put into gifts to mean something.  I don't want the gift to be put on a shelf or laughed about later.  So there is this little group of people I care about deeply, but just don't get enough to make for. 

Then there is a third group of people in my life, and these people are the baked goods people.  I know everyone breaks out the cookie cutters and candy canes this time of year and for certain groups of people, I do too.  These people are my husband's coworkers, my midwife, my landlady, ya know people like that.  And this year I am making them a treat!!!  A Christmas breakfast treat!  Cinnamon Rolls!!!!!  Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls to be exact.  I got the cookbook for my birthday this year and LOVE it.  I love it so much that I am giving a copy of it to my sister for Christmas this year, because she will love it too.  She is such a cowgirl at heart that this cookbook will just speak to her. 

Anyway, all this ramble aside, I need to get back to my making.  Because it isn't over until the Fat Man Ho's and I have a TON of stuff to get done.  Those jammies won't sew themselves, ya know. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Updates and stuff

  • The mittens are finished and the little man loves them.  He will bring them over to me and hold his hands out to have his mittens put on so he can go outside and play. 
  • We all had colds last week and while the boys seem to be over them I am still getting over the last of my cough.  
  • Christmas is coming!!! Scary!  Thankfully in my little family Christmas is spread over the next month, actually 2 if you could my husband's work Christmas Pot Luck in February.  So While I do have crafty deadlines getting closer, some are closer then others.  
  • Did I mention that I had a cold for a week and therefore lost a whole week of productive crafting time this close to Christmas....I have to get busy!  
  • This little kid I'm growing if flopping like a fish these days!  But I don't have to worry about that until after Christmas...his birth is still a long way off until after Christmas right!  
Bean just wanted to say Hi!  She has been my footwarmer throughout the whole secret Christmas Craft-a-thon.