November 16th, 2008
Here at Casa de Zombie - we’ve not been immune from our economic crisis (anyone wanna buy a house?), and it’s been challenging times for everyone. The silver lining, I believe… is that more and more people are going to “go handmade” for the holidays. Last year I went 100% handmade. We had an idyllic Christmas - no stress, no fuss, no hard$hip$… just love, laughs and fun. And lots and lots of snacky food. It was kinda like living a Little House on the Prairie Christmas - sans Nellie Olson - and we had Uncle Tivo versus Pa providing us with holiday stories. Anyhoo…
I’m keeping an eye on the crafty happenings in blogland for crafty project ideas, and an eye on etsy for handmade gifts. Starting tomorrow (11.17.08), Martha Stewart is having a “Gifts by You” sewing project contest with prizes from SVP Worldwide (Singer/Husqvarna Viking/Pfaff). Hoping I’ll find some great ideas there too. So the wheels are turning in my head, and I think I’m going to submit something - after I saw THIS as one of the prizes. A sneak peek of what I might submit:
Oh yeah, I could make room in our bedroom for THAT. Seriously… who needs a bed, anyway. Or better yet… after we finally sell our other house, I could support our Pacific Northwest timber industry [dreaming out loud] by adding on to our home [/dreaming]. It would be for the greater good, naturally.
Edited in: Check out Rachel’s One Pretty Thing blog. Holy craft! Rachel’s blog is the ultimate one-stop shopping of all things DIY Handmade.
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