Alright, one of them isn't much of a tot anymore, but please don't remind me. I plan on thinking of her as my baby for the rest of my life, and even though she's 5 (and thinks of herself at 15), I still see that chubby faced newborn every time I look at her.
Almost seven months ago I began sewing and started a little blog called twelve crafts till Christmas on a whim.
You should know that twelve crafts till Christmas has very little . . . well, nothing actually . . . to do with Christmas. You won't find Christmas-themed recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, traditions . . . I think you get the idea. I know. I know. The name of my blog is a little misleading, but did I mention that I started it on a whim? That's the kind of name I could come up with on a whim.
Twelve crafts till Christmas is really all about my journey in making all my kids' Christmas gifts for December 2010. And before you ask . . . yes, I do need an entire year to do that! Along the way towards my goal, I've also been on a mission to inspire people to make at least one - just one (unless you're inspired to do more) - homemade gift this year. There is nothing better than a gift that has been labored over and loved on, so I provide a bunch of tutorials and gift ideas mixed in with my own novice sewing and crafting antics and some super fun (and very messy) kids' crafts/activities along the way.
I truly believe that anyone can make something for someone because in seven months of sewing and crafting, I've gone from saying, "Oh, I could never make that," to "Hey, I think I can make that!"
And here are some of my favs:
Gift Ideas for Kids/Tutorials
Pretend and Play Mail Carrier Set
Crafts/Activities for Kids
Don't Forget to Make Yourself Something Too!
I also have a stocking stuffer share-along page on my blog so that you can join in by inspiring others too. Come by and link up any homemade gift idea or tutorial that you think would make a fabulous stocking stuffer for boys, girls, women, men, pets, etc.
And come say "HI!" to Jenn over at twelve crafts till Christmas! And as I say at the end of every post . . . CRAFT ON!
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Thanks for blog swapping today Elizabeth! It's been super fun!