Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Year of Handmade begins!

Yep. I was serious about those resolutions. This morning I dusted off my birthday calendar to address Mid-Year Resolution # 2 (send cards to family and friends) and realized that I have a few birthdays coming up for friends who I love giving gifts to. As I sat there I thinking about Resoultion #3 (give only handmade gifts) I thought, "why not start now?" Delayed gratification has never been my thing. 

So, off to the local  St.Vincent de Paul for a few men's cotton dress shirts. What will they become? I'll show you next week. They mark my official beginning of a Year of Handmade Gifts.

The dreaded "budget talk" happened last night and while it wasn't as bad as I anticipated I think this Year of Handmade Gifts challenge makes monetary cents (haha) along with just feeling a heck of a lot more meaningful. My brain is going nuts with possibilities, and I think I'm going to become better friends with my serger and sewing machine. Whoo-hoo!

For those of you who tune in for my art stuff - I realize it has been lacking in the past weeks. I'm very busy with freelance projects at the moment (theater poster mania!) - so you'll be seeing a bit more of this kind of stuff for a bit. Think of it as the stuff that keeps my creative juices flowing when I can't spend hours behind the computer. Stay tuned though - I will be adding new stuff to my shop - that is all just taking a bit longer right now. 

I hope you'll enjoy reading about this handmade challenge as the year goes on!


MichaelPierce said...

look forward to seeing what you come up with

Jennifer said...

That's an awesome idea! I'm excited to see what you create as well. You're so imaginative and crafty, it'll be fun.

Gwen said...

My birthday is Sept. 15, just saying...