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.
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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.
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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.
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5 thoughts on “Attempting a Crafty Christmas”

  • 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.

  • 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. 🙂

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