...I've managed to make a few gifts this year. Not nearly what I had planned a few weeks ago, but I guess that's not so unusual. Better to focus on what I have accomplished than what I haven't. I made this Folded Star Ornament for my mom and dad. I've been saving this pattern for years, and finally got around to trying it out. Even though I had the wrong size of styrofoam balls, it turned out pretty nice! I hope to make another for my in-laws... how many days do I have left?
I made these rice bags for my son's teacher, bus driver, and our mail lady, all of whom I thought might need some tension relief at the end of their day.
Here are the rice bags, all ready to wrap up with how-to instructions. I'll also include a small container of cookies in their packages. One thing I have done this month is lots of baking!
So that's all for my homemade gifts this year. This, and lots and lots of cookies! My oldest son and I broke down and finally did some Christmas shopping yesterday, so the race is on... He finished his list, and I made a small dent in mine. But as a habitual last-minute shopper, I've noticed its the last-minute people who tend to be the most laid-back and pleasant shoppers around. We actually had a really nice time. So, even if I ever do get my act together, I'm not sure I want to give up my last-minute shopping.
My youngest son's school program is this afternoon, our last holiday concert to attend this year. And my signal to kick it into high gear... lol
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