Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Always switching gears!

With Christmas getting close, a million gift ideas race through my head.  And did I tell you that ideas race through Jen's as well?  Well, being the Mom that I am, I always volunteer to help with her ideas as well.  Part of my problem is that I look at the price that stores charge for things that I can make....and the quality is usually poor.  It all started when Jen wanted an advent calendar.  We actually went to see them in person and they were not good for the price - at least to my standards.  So first volunteer project.  We bought fabric and I plan to have it done before December 1.  Second project - making hoodie bathtowels for all of Jen's nieces and nephews.  Pottery Barn charges an arm and a second volunteer project.  I can sew ribbon on towels and use my embroidery machine to embroider their names on them.  So tonight I sewed ribbon on 4 towels.  The embroidery will come later.  But they did turn out so cute.  And nothing is nicer than a handmade gift.  They sewed up so quickly that it's hard for me to imagine a store charging $30 each!!!  I already made two for Addie and they are so big and warm and wrap around her so much nicer than the little baby ones.  Because, after all she is getting to be a big girl already!  

So I will continue sewing and knitting until the final hours prior to Christmas in hopes of getting everything done that I want or would like to have done!  Wish me luck!


Jen said...

Hahahaha! If I could sew half as good as you...I would make my own gifts. But I think we both remember the boxer shorts I made in high school. Not good. I am so lucky to have you mama...and all my friends and family members are lucky to have you too. Hahaha! By the way, the towels are ADORABLE!!!

Jan said...

Glad you like them. They really are great gifts for all the little munchkins in your life. I'm happy to be a part of it! Makes me proud to hear you say "my Mom made it."