As a mother I can't seem to stop creating it.
One way I thought, and a way also to enhance my skills as a maker, is to attempt to give all handmade gifts this year.
After a disasterious Christmas due to a extreme sporting (!) injury I simply didn't get half of the presents made that I would have really liked to have made. There are some bloggers out there who have really drilled into me the need for planning and scheduling. Especially when you are a working mother.
Some resources out there to help me get going include:
- Balancing Everything: the Daily Stuff that Needs Doing
- Planning with Kids explains why her Christmas Planning spreadsheet is completely essential
Any howse in the fever of January making New Years promises last forever I have been planning gift making and some how achieving my modest goals. (although making a few minor short cuts here and there)
Baby gifts for Ariya
These gifts pattern and instructions starting points are from Bend the Rules Sewing, which is a fab book and I have called upon often. Resulting in large library fines.