I’m starting to feel somewhat mellow now that the holiday race is over. Many of my gifts have not quite been completed or delivered/mailed, but the pressure of the 25th has finally past. The night of the 23rd, I stayed up until 5am trying to get a few of my handmade gifts completed on time. I’m not going to lie, at about 2am, I was cursing my crafty self and wishing I had gone out and shopped with the masses.
There are a few things I would like to note here for my future self in hopes of avoiding this possible meltdown next year.
The more pieces of fabric involved in making a gift, the more time it will take to make. Small patchwork potholders with home-made bias trim and two layers of batting are not a quick gift to be whipped up the night before giving.
Googling new sewing techniques in the middle of the night makes for a steep, pressure-filled learning curve.
Keeping a plentiful supply of chocolate on hand makes anything less painful.
Switching over to another project that is much simpler will give you the instant gratification and drive you need to get the harder projects done.
Start making holiday gifts well before December 20th! (or celebrate Christmas in mid-January)
That said, I’m really pleased with the things I made/am making. All will be revealed shortly.
Besides all the crazy delicious foods I consumed over the holiday extravaganza, my other standout highlight would be trying Rock Band 2 for the first time. Apparently, I really like to play the guitar (easy level only) and I’m not very good at the drums. I had no idea it was so fun!