It’s time to sharpen those pencils and crunch the numbers. Christmas is almost upon us! After hearing multiple people recently boast that their shopping is done, I decided it was time to at least get to 1st base; making the list and setting the budget. It is after this point that the wheels fall off each year.
With every ounce of my being, I go into the holidays with every intention of being a good girl and sticking to my budget. However, it seems that inevitably I always fail to put a few names on the list, I find that perfect something that is more than I planned on spending and I just can’t stop the spirit of giving and I want to buy gifts for everyone!
There is only one way to counter the spending madness and that is the art of homemade gifting. This years theme? Fabric, of course. I’ve got it coming out of my ears, I love it all and there has never been a better time to explore my options. Ideas are bubbling around in my head (they have been for months) and I see two clear paths; things made with thermal (like a casserole dish carrier… a super CUTE one) or framed fabric art. Only 37 more days until we see the results of where this budget driven holiday shopper will turn!