Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Let's get a jump start on Christmas gifts 2010
OK, every month I will do a post or 2 on Christmas gifts.
I make gifts throughout the year. I kind of stock pile them and then make them into sets keeping in retrospect the taste and style of the person I make them for. I am not generating new ideas. These gifts have been made over and over again by many. They work for me and helps me keep my gift stash up to date.
I work on gifts a few times a month so that by the time December rolls around I have a nice pile. Now sometimes I do have to make a few extras for last minute items but that is just the way it is.
Often times, I make multiples. For example, when I make coasters I make several sets at a time and chain piece them. I do not make just one set because it is really much easier to make a couple of sets.
I do the same thing when I make towels, and mats.
Today I am making confetti glass ornaments using fabric scraps. I made these at the end of the year and I liked them so much that I had to make more.
I even made a theme one- a John Deere one.
These are easy to make for yourself or gift.
I used up scraps , cut into tiny pieces and filled the glass ornaments with them.
p.s. Source: Michaels and Joann's fabrics. Also try a craft store.