Okay, I do shop at Wal-Mart sometimes, I just needed a good image for this post! Plus, I'm not going to pretend that we will have a 100 percent, Martha-approved, all-handmade Christmas. I wish that were possible. However, with a toddler, job, house, etc., I'm not seeing where I'd find the time to make umpteen different sweets, gifts, wreaths and all the other things that can be handmade. However, I do have some handmade things I'd like to try to accomplish before Christmas. Here are some of them. First, I have one more faux-quilted stocking to make. I will post a tutorial when I finish it (super-easy and very cute). For the toddler, I'd like to make a couple of the adorable handmade dolls designed by Emily Martin of Black Apple for the Martha Stewart show . . .
. . . as well as this fabulous Personalized Birdie Pillow that Melissa Mortensen of Polka-dot Chair designed for Moda Bake Shop.
I will definitely make some dish towels, hopefully something like these. I'll try to make some headbands inspired by the amazing ones I saw at the Crewcuts outlet (um, yeah . . . I wasn't going to spend $15 for a toddler-sized headband, even at 20 percent off).
For menfolk, I will be making some food/baked goods (future post) because what in the world do you get them for Christmas that (1) they will actually use/like; and (2) isn't a $5,000 electronics item of some kind. I'll be sure to post the recipes or links when I get it more figured out. I can't believe I'm already excited for Christmas!!!! (considering it was 105 degrees today...)