Just checking in to see how everyone is going with their Christmas planning? And, of course to be able to gloat just a little since I am quite proud of how well I am doing this year!
So far I’ve sent off my orders via the Toy Library’s Christmas Toy Catalogue fund-raiser and managed to get just about every child’s gift – well the ones we are not planning on making anyway.
I’m slowly narrowing down the list of ideas for handmade gifts. The girls and I have made final decisions on at least two of these and have begun to collect the items we’ll need to complete them. I am still up in the air about one or two others – way too many great ideas out there to choose from and I will need to have a few practice runs to see if I am actually clever enough and crafty enough to complete one or two things I’d really like to give.
I’d really like to make a ‘softie’ or very easy cloth doll for a little girl I know so every now and then I crank up our slow net access and crawl the blogs to see what I can find… lots of options but so far only one or two that look a little like what I want and but I am not sure I am clever enough to complete them. Does anyone have any links to good softies patterns? I wouldn’t mind something appropriate for a baby boy too, but it has to be simple!
Skip to My Lou is blogging a series on ideas for a handmade Christmas and you know if it is on that blog it is sure to be a really cool crafty idea so I am reserving final decisions on what we will make until I’ve seen all of her ideas first. She also has a really nifty gift planning sheet to download if you need something to help you keep track of it all.
So I feel like I have the present thing somewhat under control – though I do need to actually start creating stuff, that would help! We’ve also finalised decisions about what we’ll be doing over the Christmas break so now I can start planning the nitty gritty of what we actually want and need to celebrate the big day – but more on that later.
So how is your Christmas planning going?