Attempting a Crafty Christmas

Christmas can be a challenge for me, as I come from a big family. What we usually do is draw names amongst the children for a big gift and then give out stocking stuffers to each individual. My goal is to make more personable gifts and to try to stay away from trinkets. Last year I gave out flower bulb kits to my sisters. This year I was hoping to get even craftier.
Last Christmas, my mom gave me a very nice sewing machine. Even more valuable though was the companion gift of my grandmother’s sewing box. See the rope handle that would have my grandfather idea of a repair. He was also very big on duct tape. I think I got my lack of crafty genes from him.
In the box are all kinds of treasures including colorful yarn for darning your socks, buttons, and ribbons galore. The packaging on these items alone entertain me. I started sewing last week and it was interesting. I am getting to familiarize myself with a tool called the seam ripper. I’m going to force myself to practice some more throughout the week and hopefully I’ll have some skill to make some presents this year.






5 responses to “Attempting a Crafty Christmas”

  1. Julie Avatar

    Very nice sewing box!!! Especially since it belonged to your Grandma! Extra special.
    Good luck with your crafty adventures!!!!!
    You can do it!

  2. Karen Avatar

    Neat! My grandparents were the same – sewing grandma, fix-it-ugly-style grandpa. I don’t seem to have inherited either capability, alas, but I admire others who can fix/make stuff! How cool to open that box and connect with a previous generation’s efforts.

  3. Jenny Avatar

    What a great pair of gifts! Good luck with the craftiness. I love my seam ripper–I use it more than I’d really prefer, but I love it anyhow. 🙂

  4. Momisodes Avatar

    What an absolutely priceless gift!
    I’m sure you will come up with some wonderful ways to utilize the treasures 🙂

  5. nkristis Avatar

    Thank you guys. I’m just trying to have fun with it. If I can actually manage to hem a few pants and maybe make a gift or to I’ll be extremely happy.

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