Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Weekend!

This weekend me and the hubs are going south.  I am so excited because their is this thrift store down there that I could and do spend hours in.  Last time my sisters and I spent about 3 hours and $150 between all of us.  It is really that good.  I am not looking for anything big like furniture but some additional dress up stuff and anything that hits my fancy.  Deep down I would like a Fuschia-purpleish bag but that is not very probable that I will find that.  Hopefully, I can find some fall stuff to play around with.  Hope you all enjoy your weekend and happy crafting.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Make Christmas

A few years ago, I sat back after Christmas and realized I spend entirely way too much at Christmas time.  I thought to myself that I am a fairly talented person I should be able to make most of my gifts.  So, since then I try to do my very best and make all of my Christmas gifts.  Not only does it save money, I get to enjoy something that I love to do.  I usually sew a lot of things, make crusty bread for my dad, home decor items and so on. 

This year I just discovered my daughter is really into the dress up.  For Christmas this year she is getting dress up clothes, shoes, tiaras, necklaces and so forth.  Well,  I thought a lot about my son and decided we are going to do that for him too.  He mostly likes to wear my daughter's stuff.  I have gotten a few things like the shoes and I hit a gold mine at the dollar store for pirate, knight, and army stuff.  Oh, I got a fireman's hat too.  Now I just need to fill in the rest with the clothes.  Dresses, skirts, gloves for the daughter, and scrubs, vests, chaps, pants for the son.  For the rest of the family,  haven't got quite that far yet.  I am working on it though.  I do have a few items.  For the family we draw they ususally always get pajama pants, or holiday pillowcases or something like that. 

So, I was wondering do you make Christmas?  If so, what do you make?  Are you an early shopper or a day before shopper?

Let me know, I am always looking for new ideas and we can share back and forth with everyone.

Happy Making Christmas!

Next time I Post will be fall related.  I hope