Or not. As that would imply some kind of preparation for Christmas.
It is looming far too quickly for my liking. Just a week left of November-eeeeeekkkkkkk!
The major take home message from our Make Do and Mend Christmas last year, was START EARLY.
What have we NOT done?
Make any kind of start at all yet.
Hey ho. I am undeterred. This WILL be a Make Do and Mend Christmas, and we will try our very best to buy little, if anything, new.
I have no idea yet as to how we will achieve this.
This is what I need to sort in the next 30-ish days.
Hubby-I did this last year, and think I will repeat because
I am lazy it makes a good tradition
The Smalls-for the Smalls last year, I did this, and will do the same again, but will obviously need to vary the activities a little. I will post an updated version ASAP for anyone who wants to join in!
Presents-we have already had a present list ‘cull’, so the list is not too long, and I hate the whole thing of giving for the sake of giving (I blogged about it last year), but this is the minimum I can get away with!
Hubby-I have literally NO idea what to do for hubby (sorry hubby if you are reading this…)
BigSmall-I have a plan to rag rug each of them a rug from their old baby gros and clothes, but I may run out of time… Failing that, maybe an apron for baking. That sounds really lame for a 5 year old doesn’t it? Ideas?!
SmallSmall-I have also seen some cool hats to crochet, but as I crochet at the speed of an arthritic snail, this too may have to wait. I might do each of them an initial frame for their rooms?
Mother in law-No idea-maybe a knitting needle case, following on from last year’s knitting bag?
Christmas Pudding-although I think we may have one left over from last year
A tree-last year, we went Egg Box.
It was fab, but we want to do something different this year. Stay tuned!
Decorations-not sure how many will have survived being squashed into a box and kept in the loft, may have to re-do some.
Wreath-my bauble wreath was looking a little sorry for itself by the end of the festive period, so a new wreath is in order
Following on from last year’s starring role as the Inn-Keeper, this year, BigSmall, in his first year at Big School, is…..
OK, not quite so easy to rustle up a costume from a pair of old curtains and a tea towel for that one!
Hmmmm. I had my head in the sand, but now I am starting to panic
slightly a lot.
Any ideas for QUICK and easy, yet delightful and wonderful, handmade gifts for the above list will be received with eternal gratitude.
I’ll even swap them for some of my homemade present ideas 😉