I have never been one to procrastinate (I can't handle the stress), but something about the holiday crunch brings out the crafty mama in me. It could be the caffeine overload (my little "reward" for being a good holiday elf is a hazelnut latté) or it could be the barrage of holiday music pulsating through my brain or it could be chocolate-induce mania, but I've crossed a threshold and am blazing a trail through patchwork, wool draped, paint splattered Neverland of holiday gift making.
To give an accurate idea of the extent of my mania ... I came home the other day and found myself with a couple of hours on my hands. I ask you: what else do you do when you find yourself with a window of unclaimed time? Sew an apron, right?
Reading the Little House Books to Cowgirl, I was seized by this idea that an apron would be just the thing for holiday 2013 (if it was good enough for prairie 1885, it is still in style now, mais non?) The above photo crops out the pile of holiday
|it's lined! i know - i am that kind of crazy!|
The next morning I awoke with presents to take to the post office, but not before adding an embroidered bookmark to one package. (Full disclosure: I have sitting on my sewing tray an piece of embroider that has been in process since last Spring.)
As the knitting needles rest empty, I had to cast on a hat project for Cowgirl's stocking ...
And today I bought more wool for another holiday gift which I am conceding will be a New Year's gift. (Along with another sewing project I have in mind. I mean, hey - the fabric is out from the basement and ready to be used!)
Even Cowgirl has gotten in on the crafty holiday spirit.
Happy elves are we. Happy holidays to you all! I'll see you when the weather thaws and the wool is gone. xo
I totally blame these two women for my madness.