This giveaway is a book straight from my very own wishlist!! A copy of Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures.
We’ve heard great things and thought it would be fun to give away a copy to one lucky Prudent Mama (although you don’t have to be a Mama, or even a girl, or even prudent to win!) But you do have to live in the US.
Just leave a comment telling us which of your holiday projects you just didn’t get to this year. I ask because I want to feel better about ordering Christmas cards and having them over-nighted rather than making them myself. I’m feeling really guilty and disappointed in myself. So let it spill. What fell through the cracks?
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Oh, there's so many projects that didn't get done! Someone in our family has been sick for the past 3 weeks and now it is my turn. So, none of those projects look like they will get done. I have a tote bag I've been meaning to make for a butterfly-loving cousin. I bought the fabric 2 years ago. And still it sits in my stash…. This year she's getting a store-bought gift that I found on a stinkin' good sale. Next year I guess she'll get her tote bag…. maybe…. if she's lucky….
Thanks for the chance to enter!
Oh my god what an awesome giveaway! I have wanted this book forever! I really wanted to make an advent calendar this year and christmas cards but just didn't get time for either. Next year hopefully!
You feel bad? Here are all the projects I really wanted to make:
Apron for my sister (love the tutorial!)
Knit 2,3,4, a million little hats
Finish daughter's quilt
Snowflakes for windows
Make gingerbread that didn't suck
AND– Paint & transform guest bedroom for daughter, baby #2 will be taking over her nursery in a few months
So. You and your beautiful blog of goodness should NOT feel guilty.
I tweeted (CaleeL) and remembered a whole host of more things that didn't get done. Ah, grad school.
Wow…lots that hasn't been done yet!! I'm mostly worried about the batch of neighborhood gifts that isn't finished 🙂
I got a lot of projects done this season, but nothing really Christmasy. Having a baby due any moment is a great procrastination motivator. In fact, I made a deliberate decision to NOT do a tree. My nesting cleanliness would not allow me to have anything underfoot like pine needles, cat-broken ornamets, pet fur filled tree skirt, or did I mention pine needles? We did finish the baby's room last week with no baby yet, so I feel accomplished, regardless. I also made myself a hot-mess mommy headband that's been on my unwashed-messy-bun head for the last 2 days. Love it.
Christmas projects? I didn't even really plan any this year because I've had morning sickness for over two months. It's so sad because just this week I started feeling better, but now it's feeling too late. And as for your Christmas cards, seriously, we've never sent any in the 6 years we've been married. The best I've ever done is a Christmas email. So, don't feel bad about yourself. Just think of me and my underachieving Christmas email 🙂
Ooooh that's so awesome. I used vintage fabric and made all 20 of my nieces and nephews monogrammed super hero capes. I think they'll love them. I'm the mama of 2 kids. Noah is 3 and Hazel is 1. I am also expecting another baby in July, YAY!!!
Hahaha! I'm glad that I'm not the only one with "good" intentions that just never seem to get done on willpower alone. I'd hoped to make an advent calender and eagerly anticipated getting a tree which I intended to decorate so beautifully with cranberry and popcorn strands, homemade dried orange slice ornaments and beeswax ornaments (which are just about the only thing I did get done! Oh well, they'll have to wait for next year to be hung). I finally just opted to "decorate" a fallen tree branch with some paper snowflakes and a few gold ornaments. It's not green and is missing that beautiful tree smell, but it looks nice hanging in front of my window. And at least I have SOME ornaments up this year!
Everything will have to wait until next year. Especially a homemade advent calendar. We moved two days ago and I think I've managed to locate the Christmas decos. Of note: I did collect some festive pine cones on a walk and plan to hang them with pretty ribbons on the new mantle. First I have to locate the "ribbon" box. hmm… maybe a collection of pine cones sitting on the mantle will do. Glitter… glitter is the answer.
What a fantastic giveaway! I am actually working on my daughter's Christmas ornament RIGHT NOW and tomorrow will be making a paper chain witht "'Twas the night before Christmas" recited on it 🙂 But the one thing I didn't get to this year was making my kiddos an advent calendar 🙁 #1 project for next year though! Thanks for the chance to win!
I really want this book. I didn't finish a Christmas table runner. It's pieced, but not quilted and then I'd need to bind it, too. This will not happen before Christmas. *sigh*
Where to begin with that question? ! With a preschooler and a newborn, this season has taken some what of a backseat. Our tree was not trimmed to my liking (at all) but it was something I just shrugged off. Nothing has been baked yet. I did not get anything or make anything for my daughters class, oh how the list goes on and on…
I had really ambitous plans for knitting everyone presents this year. I just finished the first one yesterday. The other 12 just aren't going to happen…Thanks for the giveaway!
I had to let the epsom-salt candles go…and Christmas cards, too. Just not enough time and we've been down with colds this month.
Thanks for the giveaway!!!!
Thanks for doing the giveaway! I wanted to make some ornaments this year and that is not going to happen at this point.
I had the idea that I would make a quilt for my sister. Yeah, right.
Wanted to make a passport cover for my sister who will be traveling abroad next year. Or place mats for my mother in law. Not sure either will be happening this year!
do I really have to!?!
I think I only got to two of my planned ten gifts. One of the ones I didn't get to was one out of Homemade Home (that I got from the library-I want this book so badly!)-the letter satchel for my son!
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I had a list of things to make for my daughters and some of it got or is getting made but I will not get around to : Headbands and purses for them.
There's a lot of stuff that didn't get done, but the one I really wanted to get done and didn't was an advent calendar. We always had one growing up and I think it is an awesome tradition, so this will be a must for the new year and will definitely not wait until November!
Many many things. but off the top of my head, a tree skirt and christmas photo cards of the kids. still holding out hope on some other projects to get done in time – pjs anyone?
I started a Christmas quilt but needed instant gratification so I switched to a baby quilt for my 1-year-old instead.
Just found your blog and it's wonderful! I've been lusting for this book for quite some time. I've been pretty good about getting Christmas projects done this year. However, one project I didn't get to was making these really great sunburst mirrors with automotive mirrors, old sheet music and glitter. I guess there's always next year.
I got married in Mexico in November and I am still trying to get my life back on track. I have received a ton of holiday cards, however, I will not be sending any back as I am still sending out "thank you" cards for the wedding. I also have not bought one single Christmas gift. It looks like I will be hitting the malls on Christmas Eve.
i didn't get to making the homemade photo book documenting the last year of memories my boyfriend and I made because I just didn't have enough time 🙁
I really wanted to make my sister an advent calendar/ornament board like they were advertising in some of the magazines. Maybe next year.
There have been a few..one of which is having my kids make homemade wrapping paper. Also wanted to knit a star tree topper….But must "be present" and enjoy! Thank you!
I didn't get to finish knitting a baby blanket for some dear friends' baby girl.
I gave this book to a friend for her birthday, but almost kept it for myself cause I loved it so much. I'd love to have one for myself. What a great giveaway!
This year I didn't make stockings–again. this is the 3rd year I've had plans, but haven't made it past the planning stage. Last year I planned on making them once we got to my parent's. I though I'd have time. Not only did I not have time, but I forgot to bring all my materials. So I found some funky, pretty ugly, old school ones at the $ store. They were "felt" that you glue together yourself. My kids (2 & 4) loved them. And this year they want to keep the ones from last year.
"But we love them Mommy!"
And my sister made me get one for the baby, so…..
I guess I should let the homemade stocking dream die.
I haven't finished a crochet blanket I was making for my daughter..but I may eventually find the time to finish it.
I still haven't made the bike basket liner I've been talking about for ages, but the serger arrived yesterday so there's still hope to finish by the end of the year!
This year I really wanted to make a hanging advent calendar for my daughter by sewing little 25 little baggies with numbers on them and hanging them to a ribbong with clothespins… but with a baby due on 12/25 I've found myself with too much other things to get done and we bought a $1.99 one with the icky chocolate… oh well, maybe next year I'll make two, one for her and one for baby… yeah right 😉 firstname.lastname@example.org
I haven't had time to make stockings for my fiance and I. Hopefully next year!!
I wasn't able to get out christmas cards this year – BUT I did make homemade peppermint bark for everyone (that counts right!)?
I really wanted to make Christmas postcards this year (to eliminate the use/waste of envelopes), but they just didn't turn out how I thought, so I ended up printed out some photographs from a trip to Mexico and pasting them on to card stock, then I had to put them in an envelope to protect the picture…maybe next year, I'll try again.
You feel bad about your store bought cards? I didn't even GET cards this year! Don't feel bad… we all deserve one holiday off.
knitting a blanket for my mother. it's supposed to have 5 panels, i'm almost finished with the second.
i didn't do more than i did do! time was in too short a supply in my world! cards and a wreath top the list of didn't dos!
I wanted to sew a stocking for my new daughter. I have it halfway finished on the sewing table right now and an older toy stocking on the wall for her this year. Hopefully I'll finish it next year.
Cleaning my house.
I made stockings for both my daughters for their first Christmas'. My four year old son has been promised one every year (including this year)and still has the store bought, velvet-ish one that I bought four years ago. How many days until Christmas?:)
I made stockings for both my daughters for their first Christmas'. My four year old son has been promised one every year (including this year)and still has the store bought, velvet-ish one that I bought four years ago. How many days until Christmas?:)
Don't feel bad about unfinished projects; we've all got a ton not done. Here's a sampling of my won't-get-finished list:
Candy-cane Christmas Ornaments
Crocheted Hats for my niece and nephews
Crocheted Sweaters for My Boys
I'd really wanted to send out a mix CD to all of my friends in other parts of the country or the world, but it's far too late for that now, nor do I have the funds for shipping and so forth. Maybe next year, or for some other holiday (Valentine's Day perhaps…) – I feel bad when projects fall by the wayside but I know it happens to everyone.
I move around a lot for work and all of my decorations are in storage…BURIED. This year, I'm not working for the holidays and felt the need to decorate. So, I ended up going to Target to buy new ornaments for a small tree. I thought this would make me feel better, but it just depressed me more. I want my traditional decorations! Must go dig them out before next year.
I generally host a holiday party for my teammates before the semester ends but I didn't get around to having one this year. 🙁
I am painting paintings for several people this year. Is next week really Christmas? Can we get an extension?
Oh, the list of to-do's! I don't think the Christmas cards are gonna get done this year. We haven't even taken our Christmas picture yet. At this rate, we may end up taking it AFTER Christmas…… Anyway, I LOVE, love, love homemade and repurposed things. This is a very good giveaway!:)
A wreath. I boookmarked several adorable ones, even bought a foam wreath from the craft store…never quite got around to it.
Oh my goodness, where to begin? I haven't gotten to my handmade gift to MY HUSBAND. Probably the most important person I give to and it's not even started. *sigh*
Ugh, my top three unfinished:
wooden sword and shield for my youngest boy…I feel really bad about that one.
I did not get the needlepoint stockings made for my grandsons – so wanted to make these – let me see – start in January – that should do the trick.
There are so many things I didn't get to. I wanted to make all homemade cards and only ended up making a few. I wanted to make a special mini scrapbook for my husband and one for my son and still haven't had a chance to do that. I also wanted to make homemade beauty products for the ladies in my family but haven't quite finished that yet. So much to do! I am starting in January next year to be ready for next Xmas!!
We didn't get around to decorating the outside of the house. So, all it has is a wimpy wreath and two bundles of willow branches tied with velvet bows. Yippee. Oh well, there is always next year!
I would love to win this book! I read her blog everyday…she's so inspiring. I didn't get Christmas cards done this year either. So I'm shooting for January Happy New Year cards!
Kathi @ tray bella
I really wanted to decorate my apartment but other than a few hastily-placed decorations it just didn't happen. I keep telling myself it doesn't matter because I'll spend Christmas Day at my childhood home, but I wish my own home looked more festive.
I really wanted to make hand-made stockings for the mantle (like the ones my mom made for my siblings and me). However, I just didn't have the time to get to them. Ohe well….maybe next year.
I haven't even bought Christmas presents yet. Not one. And I haven't made Christmas cookies either. I'm so behind this year!
I really wanted to handmake chalk boards to give to all of my sisters, but I didn't get around to it. The really disappointing thing about this is that making a chalk board is really really simple. Maybe next year…
I still have not mailed Christmas cards. They are made out, which I did at Thanksgiving and still have yet to send them.
I found out a couple weeks before Christmas that I am moving to Hawaii for 4.5 months – for a job!
This has derailed most of my original Christmas plans. I've not gotten around to making and ordering my photobooks for the people in my life. It's the one way I feel I can share my photography so that people can "interact" with it as opposed to simply standing and looking. I'm bummed about not finishing, but preparing to move temporarily is much more difficult than moving for good. So I think everyone will understand.
I wanted to make my own wrapping paper (have been intending to for…2 or 3 years now). Why does it always fall through?!
Not holiday related, but I have only sewn ONE curtain panel for a window. It's been hanging up all lonely for a few months now. That project will have to wait until January. OR I'll just buy some. 🙂
This year everyone is getting handmade scarves. It feels like I have a million left to do! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
I wanted to throw my dearest sister a baby shower but have not found the time. Oops. I wonder if this book would make up for that?
Usually I make a gingerbread house that serves as the centerpiece for Christmas dinner. They're not fancy or complicated, but it's just not going to happen this year!
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I saw these fabric bird ornaments in the Cr@te @nd B@arrel catalogue and thought I could make them myself. Yards of several calico prints, and felt, and many colors of embroidery floss later, I have completed one. And a half.
I wanted to make my sons knitted booties. I got the yarn!!!! I guess thats what moms are for right!!!!
I meant to make a shirt for my nephew, but haven't had the time!
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Well, I had a baby last month, and while he is actually the easiest of my 3 kids I have slacked a bit. I made my cards with my 2 daughters, and got lots of great photos. I usually do lots of crafts at the holidays with them to keep them busy anyway. This year I wanted to paint my living room, kitchen and dining room for Christmas and I wont be doing that. I also wanted to make him a stocking which I have not gotten to.
My Christmas Tree. I know, sad, isn't it? But I am moving the week after Christmas, and with the boxing, selling, listing, cleaning, and organizing, putting up the tree just fell off as a non-priority. I am enjoying the trees of all my friends, but I am missing laying under my tree with my family looking up into the lights and just enjoying…
I had dozens of blue jean squares cut to make a quilt… Whoops. Never did get a chance to sew them together.
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Oh wow- the real question is: what project DID I get around to this year? LOL I was hoping to make prayer books for my mom and Mother In Law. It is a small 4×6 scrapbook with a different family member's photo on each page. Then, they use it daily during quiet time to pray for that family member. Hoping to have it for them by Mother's Day 2010.
I don't have my shopping done, my gift-wrapping is not done, I have baked nothing, etc. I'm still waiting for my on-line purchases to show up! I wanted to get some knitted projects done, but alas, that didn't get done either. I feel as if I'm so far behind this year. I would really like this book! Thanks for the great giveaway.
I love sending Christmas cards that have a collage of pictures on them. I have lots of pictures to make the cards, but time is getting away from me. So no cards from this family on Christmas this year. Not all is lost, though. I think I will just send them out as happy New Year cards instead. After all, I love hearing from folks no matter what time of the year it is!
jacinda you ordered christmas cards?? you are amazing! there's no chance i'll ever get that far.
We skippied the popcorn garland this year. Next year for sure though!
organizing and ordering pictures from Thanksgiving and all our fun fall activities. I can never get motivated enough to put all the pictures into something the family will want to look through
i like to make my own christmas tree. last year, i made one of out lots of magazines. it didn't quite look like a tree at first, but when it was surrounded by presents, it looked really cute!
this year, i just moved into a new apartment, and i've just been so busy with my new job. i'll go home for christmas, so there will be a nice, REAL tree there.
Great book idea! I didn't get around to making cute cards to go with the bridesmaid books I bought my girlfriends if they would be my bridesmaids.
Many things, including a quilt I have in pieces, felted slippers and a skirt I have not even finished cutting out.
My list is loooong! But, I was really excited to hand paint some storage bins for my kids' books, but I didn't want to actually buy the bins, I wanted to re-use something and just never found the right thing. Oh, well- maybe next year!
Oh! The projects I've neglected: that sweet little baby sweater for my cousin's baby — it's about 1/8th done and she'll probably outgrow it before it's ready to wear.
I also wanted to make tangerine marmalade for all my friends and family.. HA! Guess how much marmalade I made this year…
On the other hand, I did make a cute set of curtains (my first sewn objects!) and I just added this book to my library list. Wonderful giveaway!
homemade board books for my daughter… pushing them back for her birthday! whoops!
I didn't make any toys for my kids this year. I had so many ideas, but I didn't do any. Heck, I can't even find where I put the bag of fabric I bought on Black Friday. I was supposed to use that to make those toys.
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These lists are making me feel better! I haven't even hung stockings up…I threw mine away last yaer, so I would HAVE to make new ones. Well, I haven't. I still have time…right?
Somehow I did not get to the simplest thing. Making cookies for my children to give out to some of the older ladies at church. I meant to and meant to and … it just won't get done. Very Sad. Maybe next year! Love the giveaway. Thank You! mindy(dot)doughtie(at)gmail(dot)com
I have had my Christmas cards ready – waiting to be addressed -(ordered from Walmart.com) for a month and haven't gotten a single one mailed yet! Last year I didn't mail them until March and when I recently made a comment about this on my facebook, one of the recipients went "ah, that explains it… I thought ours had just gotten lost in the mail until March!" Oops!
I never got to put up our tree! Its our first christmas since we've been married and when we moved from our last place my husband accidently threw it away! Christmas has been so tight this year that we werent able to buy a new one so thats probably one of the most basic things we didnt get to do this xmas!
I suppose I have an excuse because I graduate from college in four days (!) but I haven't done ANY Christmas shopping yet. It's going to be a busy few days!
I had some Christmas crafts to tackle that haven't been tackled yet. Guess I'll wait….maybe I'll start them this summer? LOL
Just need to wrap gifts!
I didn't make those awesome felt drawstring bags for Chanukah…..hopefully next year!
I'd love this book…and my project that I never started was a recipe scrapbook for a newly married friend….but it'll probably get done for her birthday in August!
homemade caramels! I made them every year for my beloved grandma, who passed away in May. I was going to make them for EVERYONE in her honor this year. I am facing the fact that it ain't gonna happen.
I wanted to make the cutest little quilted tree skirt for my first live christmas tree this year. No dice, though, I only got as far as buying some really great fabric which mocks me every time I enter my sewing room. Better luck next year, I guess!
So very many ideas floating around in my head that haven't gotten done. Making Christmas cards, filling the windows with paper snowflakes, knit a few blankets for the new babies in my life, fabric taggy cubes for those same babies, etc etc etc.
But it comforts me to know that I'm not the only one who hasn't gotten it all done!
Where to begin? Christmas Cards are the big one for our family.
I wanted to knit a scarf, hat, and pair of slippers. I haven't even picked out the yarn =(
I wanted to make handmade gifts for everyone of my female family members, but you know what- I have the start on alot of them but haven't had time to finish them. =)
A 2 year old and 10 month old have prevented me…lol
I would love this giveaway though because this is the #1 item on my wishlist. I have wanted this book because I am all about handmade keepsake items that came from something else like their favorite outfits or blanket…
DIY-ing something for them just seems so special..
Got your button. =)
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Let's see…no home-made christmas cards, absolutely no home-made christmas gifts (only 2 winter birthday presents got done), only 3 sets of Christmas cookies as of yet…don't feel bad it all! 🙂
This year I was going to do Hand Stitched Christmas cards. It seems every year I want to make my own Christmas cards, but I get so wrapped up in making gifts that I never have the time! Oh well…there's always next year! 😉
I never got Christmas cards out this year at all…maybe I'll do New Years cards?
I didn't get our Christmas tree up! How horrible is that?!? We better have it up next year!
I really wanted to this vintage framed silverware thing for the moms in the family but I have a feeling I'm a little late.
There are so many things I always set out thinking I'm going to do every year and I never do. Usually I try to have all Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving, but as soon as I got over my almost 5 months of morning sickness my 2 year old got sick and passed it to the rest of us. That put a damper on my plans. This year I will just be happy to have all the gifts taken care of and some cookies baked and wonderful family to spend the holiday with. Then next year I can blame my not having things done on my 9 month old who will, of course, be into everything he shouldn't which will require all of my attention.
PS–I have never done Christmas cards, ever. I am impressed that there are still people such as yourself who take the time to do it.
OH so many things I wanted to get done! THe main things were I at one time wanted to make all Christmas gifts this year – in reality I made one and have to accept the others are lucky to be getting anything. And I really wanted to make a Christmas table runner for the buffet – maybe next year.
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my project I did not get to was making gingerbread garlands for my sister in laws. UGH- so a crocheted scarf they are getting instead.
The one project I really wanted to have ready for Christmas was a new quilt for my sister…she's only needed a new one for about 4 years now! I have the fabrics, and stuff is cut out, but it won't be finished for Christmas, or even her birthday on New Year's Day. 🙁 My goal is to get it finished by the end of January and send it out to be quilted–better chance of her getting it before next Christmas!
was going to make a memory jar for parents, my own xmas cards, a million batches of cookies i didn't get to, do i need to keep going??….
I promised myself that this year I would get a bunch of beautiful Christmas fabric and make reusable Christmas "wrap" bags to put presents in. Sadly I did not get to them, so recycled newspaper it is again! Oh well, this year I promise myself that I will buy that fabric in the after- Christmas clearance bin and get it DONE!- for next year 🙂
I am going to start on next year's Christmas presents in January this year… I wanted to make everyone knitted afgans. With ten days left until Christmas, I doubt that will get done :). I was able to only make 1 handmade gift this year.
I need to plan little by little and be more disciplined throughout the year. Waiting until the holiday season does not work. Especially when not much in my life puts me in an especially Christmasy type mood.
If I waited for the holiday mood to put me in the mood to make Christmas presents, I'd really be in trouble. Living in CA doesn't bring much winter and I can't rely on special Starbucks lattes to do it.
Working on Christmas presents throughout the year will also give me more time to spend with my mom, who can always teach me something.
I didn't do an advent calendar this year… and I was hoping to make matching mother daughter aprons to accompany the play kitchen my husband made her. Technically I still have time but I have a feeling that might not happen either.
I wanted to make my Christmas cards and create small log gift boxes, from toilet roll tubes and cardboard eggs container. Perhaps next year!
I really wanted to make some preserves and do some canning this spring and summer so that I could give them for christmas, but I never got around to it. Now I am scrambling to make something else!
I copied and framed a picture of my grandfather from when he was younger for my aunts and cousins. To finish the project off I was going to look through the old newspapers and find the article that he was on location writing. I went to the library one day to look for it and didn't find it in the date I thought I would. I haven't had the time to go back and look for it again. It would just complete the gift so much, but I know I don't have the time to go back and look through all of the old papers!
i wanted to make a magnetic nativity for my girls and haven't gotten to it for 2 christmases in a row.
The Christmas quilt that has been in the works for several years now- I was determined to finish it this year, but it's not gonna happen!
I'm doing quite well with my projects this year…advent calendar completed, stockings almost done….there are a few other things in the works but I'm sure they won't all be finished!!
cards… i never make my cards… i cannot ever get my timing right.
i so so so wanted to make holiday cards this year… they're actually partway done, i may just get the nerve to finish them tonight if i can manage to stay up.
I'm still holding onto the (possibly delusional) hope that I'll get my planned projects done this weekend: aprons and ribbon necklaces for gifts, and Christmas cards. I had a billion sewing projects on the "want" list, but never even got around to dragging the sewing machine out of the attic space. Gar!
My Prim Stockings. I would love to get them done before christmas.
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I wanted to make pj's for my daughter and I haven't finished them yet.
I made this darling advent calendar with all these great activites to do every day. Only one problem – we haven't done a single one!
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hanging outside lights… just haven't been able to manage it this year, and it doesn't look good to actually get it done..
Good one on Giveaway: Handmade Home.I recently found out 1 million children are accidentally poisoned in their homes each year.And also I did find the toxins we use in our home here http://www.debtfreeliving.healthyhometour.com.I think it's time we all know about the toxins we use.
Oh where to begin! The project that I'm most disappointed in not finishing in time for Christmas is the quilt that I was making for my step-daughter. Perhaps I can finish it for her birthday in January. Then there are all the other handmade gifts I normally make…this year will all be store-bought. How sad! 🙁
Ooo..that looks like a FANTASTIC book.
So I'm not a mama-but I was ready to feel oh-so-prudent yesterday. Short story long, I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and have become OBSESSED! I thought I'd try some DIY projects last night and I burnt ALL of my cookies, the soy wax only made one candle, and sewing by hand is NOT the same as using a sew machine (probably a big "duh" on that one-but more than prudent, I am self righteous and believe I can do anything!)
So that was me finishing NO projects this year… although I did manage to mail "Santa" both crafters' wishlists for Christmas….commme onnnnn sewing machine!
First what I did learn to do. I crocheted a cup cake! This may sound small but it was a big deal. What I didn't do. The soap making project all went to the garbage can, and due to illness several birthday parties were completely not done. I'm looking forward to a new year and renewed hope.
So many projects got done – and so many left to do! :0) i think i am going to take advice from a lovely mother like myself and do them throughout the year so I can impress everyone with them next year while unpacking!! Some baking for my cookie exchange was not done due to a sick little one (but the purchased were delish!), the wonderful retro felt ornaments and felt plushies for the girls stocking did not get completed – they are stuffers for next year now! But we had so much fun doing crafts together it is all good! Thanks for the giveaway!
I was going to make my own holiday cards but then the flu hit our family. Maybe next year! I would love to win!
My plan was to make small reusable gift bags for all of my presents to family this year. I got as far a purchasing some great fabric and thread and there it sits, on my desk, staring at me. Nope, not done yet. Maybe next Christmas. Thanks for the great giveaway!
I had plans to do a great Christmas card with a collage of photos I took of Christmas tree decorations. However, I archived a bunch of photos and never got all the photos together. Sigh….maybe next year!
I didn't get a chance to clean the basement… and we have company coming for the holidays!
I always tend to never get a chance to write out christmas cards. I did however got some holiday baking done!
I was going to make a doll with clothes for my niece. She'll have to wait until her birthday…
I have only half of my christmas cards finished this year, I guess I will definetly have to get to the other half next year.
I had a very ambitious list of sewing projects. But my daughter is 15 months and I just have so little time. I meant to but didn't: make a shirt for my brother and purses for my nieces. I haven't even had time yet to do any baking or decorate my tree!
Unfortunately I did not get many of my homemade projects accomplished…my to-do list consisted of lots of felt crafts (tissue holders, wine carriers & coasters) in addition to homemade holiday cards. Time just flew by way too fast…I need to start sewing in January to be ready for next year!! The only thing I will never miss out on are my cookies!
Now that my children are all but grown, many of the things I used to do have fallen by the wayside. This year I haven't even sent out Christmas cards.
I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/beautifulskies3/status/6753723945.
I haven't even gotten around to the most basic thing.. the photo christmas cards I wanted to send!
I was really hoping to make a christmas wreath this year… but sadly, just like last year, couldn't get around to it. ha.
i was really hoping to scan all my old pictures into the computer.
I love this book it is quite awesome. I was not able to finish my little guys sweater, my big guys scarf, my little girls jacket …. do I need to say more??
i have been planning on making my niece a crocheted stuffed animal since she was born. she turns 5 in January…. oops.
I haven't gotten around to making cross-stitched gifts for the kids I nanny for! Bummer. Cheers,
I had great plans to made handmade crochet cards. I have 2 dozen holly leaves and mistletoe leaves made without any berries. Back to the shop bought ones. But at least I am ahead for next year!!!!
My 3 yr old is big into barrettes and bows- only small ones, not big ones… So I thought I'd put some put some small bows on barrettes for her and her little sister. I'm still thinking about it, but as the time ticks closer and closer to Santa's arrival, it's getting less and less likely.
too many unfinished projects to count. one of them? handmade picture/post it note holders.
I meant to make my 21 month old daughter a toy oven. yeah didnt get to it. now its been pushed to her birthday.
Didn't get to? It's not Christmas yet! There are some crafty gifts that may have to wait. And decor that went back down to the garage. And . . .
What didn't I get to this year? Let's just say you'd barely know it was Christmas around here…at least from the outside.
I won't finish the quilts from my MIL's clothing for my DH and his 2 sisters. I'm shooting for Mother's Day now.
I'm supposed to just pick 1 thing I didn't get to? Hmmmmm- I still haven't finished my boys' stockings (they are 4 and 2- we've improvised every year). Didn't get gifts for neighbors done, either. Oops!
I was going to make some notecards for gifts this year and actually have all the supplies but never got to do it yet. Maybe next year.
Well Im newly married and hand sewn my husbands stocking but never got to mine not to mention I was supposed to handmake applique/embroidered scarves for my girlfriends… looks like thats not happening either… ill be lucky to get done my embroidered kitchen towels :/
This is an excellent giveaway! I've really been wanting this book. I'm a beginning sewer, so I set my expectations pretty low for hand-made Christmas gifts. Fortunately, I was able to finish all of the gifts for other people (I hate showing up gift-less). However, I didn't get to making stockings for me & my husband this year. I also want to try making an advent calendar, but I just did not have time to get that all done. Good news is I have the next 12 months to do it!
Hmmm, where do I start? I haven't bought any gifts for my husband, yet….have opted out of getting a tree this year because we just didn't have time to put the ornaments up….never ordered Christmas cards because I realized addressing them would take too long and the anxiety of finding the perfect picture for the front of the card sent me into hysterics…my biggest most embarrassing project that I haven't gotten around to and have dubbed it a holiday project due to the fact that it is December, is that I have not even sent HALF of my Thank You notes from my wedding which was in June…pathetic, rude, sad all around. Give me a break, though, I am a first year SpEd teacher!