man, i am having a hard time getting back into this blogging thing after taking so much time off! its funny how quickly you can get out of rhythm with something when you take a short break. i’ve also been busy with some new sewing projects. i’m determined this year, as i was also last year, to try to make all my christmas gifts myself. first reason for this is to save money, second is, ideally, to be less stressful than shopping, and third is to keep the art and appreciation of handmade things alive. i did pretty well with this idea last year, but i didn’t begin soon enough. i also have a number of kids to make gifts for that are between 8 and 16. what do you make for kids that age? i truly welcome any ideas. really. help me out here!
so last week we went to the famous pirate party, and i made the birthday boys some dress up super hero capes. they turned out to be really easy, so they are now on my short list of gifts i can make to give.