The super power of a maker is to produce an item that is unique. This means that makers also have the potential to be super gift-givers. We've all experienced the pleasure of gifting something handmade to someone who fully and wholeheartedly appreciates our efforts (if you haven't received this reaction you might want to select a new recipient or two). At any rate, gifting can be one of the most satisfying aspects of making. But here's the crunch, running out of time for a gift giving deadline tends to dampen the fun-flame.
This year I've taken a pledge to be prepared for December by making at least one gift each month leading up to Christmas. I've been sneaking in 10 minute sessions here and there, dedicating travel time to the cause, and generally making it a point to take a little time out from "real job" tasks. Let me tell you there is a certain satisfaction in tucking away the resulting goodies destined for those special somebodies in your life.
If, as a maker, the December 25th flag on your calendar seems to pop up and startle you into overdrive each and every November, perhaps you'd like to join me on this gift-a-month schedule. Here are some relatively quick, achievable projects to get you started...
Everyday I try to find a little something that makes life interesting. A good book, a wagging dog, a cool breeze, tea with a friend.
Here are my field notes about making, discovering, and enjoying a simple, slow, handmade life.
Thanks so much for visiting. I appreciate your spending time with me.
STITCHER, MAKER, DREAMER, BOOK REVIEWS summer 2016