... the mad dash to get all the Christmas gifts finished. Six weeks. Six weeks! You've got to be kidding! I have 8 children! Katie at matsutake says it best here. I know this is normal for many, but this is my first ALL handmade Christmas. The past two years, the children have made handmade gifts for each other while Ben and I have always purchased our gifts.
Not this year.
We are consumers no more (not totally, but you understand).
No, I have taken the handmade pledge and gosh darn it, I mean it!
And yet distraction still manages to weasle in...
this is the first Christmas thing I have made.
It turned out better than I expected. It makes me so happy when that happens!
What's that you say?
"But it's not a gift!!! What about your list, Kandyce? What about your 8 children and 10 nieces and nephews, Kandyce? What about your Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother (yes, she's still around), in-laws, and friends, Kandyce?!!!!"
I have a plan!
1. Some friends and I are having children-less meetings once a week from now till Christmas to get any covert crafting done.
2. The kids and I are schooling the first half of the day and crafting the second.
3. I have back up, quick and easy gifts just in case.
See, it's all under control, right? Right!?
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