Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Pulling my thumb out

There's nothing like a looming Christmas deadline to cure my creative slump. Last year I took the handmade pledge and made gifts for everyone (except Uncle Jamie who is still waiting for his boxer shorts) but I'm feeling somewhat less ambitious this year.

After failing to find any suitable board short fabric (whales or pirates, honey?), I decided to make Chris the Backgammon board from the Meet Me at Mikes book. The stitching is on hold until our camping trip next week. I figure I might actually get some peace and quiet if I have a pointy needle in my hand.

The Walrus was getting a quilt for his big boy bed but that is destined to become a birthday present instead. I'm going to make him a cape like this one because he loves to dress up.

And Babs is finally getting her Princess and the Pea set. 4 mattresses down, 8 to go. I am also making her this memory game and maybe some clothes for her Cabbage Patch Kid. Maybe.

Minimalism is really working for me this year and I'm enjoying the no-fuss, no-stress build up to Christmas (and bookmarking lots of things for next year when I'm feeling more inspired!)


  1. stricherama at your please. My goodness me! Backgammon looks fab. I have to admit my plans for handmade checkers have gone into the rubbish bin. I've decided that a heritage train trip through Tassie will be special enough in Jan (bloomin' expensive.. uuukk) :0 Keep it up. Sometimes a deadline works best for me.

  2. your list of handmade pressies sound impressive. I think the princess and pea project is especially sweet - I'm sure your little girl will adore it - it's been on my list of things to make for a while now.
    Good to see you're going with the flow and not getting too stressed re Christmas preparations. I find that my Christmas mojo varies from year to year too.


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