December 18, 2018

A Handmade Christmas {Quick & Easy Gifts}

I love the holiday season from Thanksgiving through the New Year. I love spending time with my family. I love the food...the Christmas movies...the music...the feeling that I have much to be thankful for and the opportunity to share what I have with others. What I don't love is the materialism and the stress associated with trying to make sure everyone is getting the same number of gifts worth the same amount of money. I get tired of trying to convince my family that there really are just a few things I want (a couple quilting books and a wool pressing mat) or need (new work shoes) and will actually use, and I'm happy with that. I'm tired of trying to clear the clutter we already have that I don't want to deal with more. Less. Is. More. One of my solutions is to make and give handmade gifts which can be used.

I get that not everyone is appreciative of handmade gifts. I pick and choose who I make for...not because I only deem certain people worthy of handmade gifts but because I know who will use and appreciate them. That being said, everyone on my list gets at least a little handmade something from me. Without further ado, here (in no particular order) are my favorite, go-to, handmade gift ideas. Even with just *one week* left until Christmas, there is still plenty of time to whip up one (or more!) of these awesome little items.

by Amista Baker

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