Monday, July 1, 2013
Christmas in July Scrap Buster
The photo above is what I pulled from scraps yesterday. Leftover batting, leftover backing, along with some leftover jelly roll strips.
I hate doing tutorials!! I can never remember to put all the steps needed nor the supplies. Sure hope any of you interested in giving this a try can figure out my gibberish!!
Now lets talk homemade/handmade gift giving.......
Too many times ladies are embarrassed or feel cheap if they give a handmade gift.
STOP doing that!!! If you feel like you handmade gift didn't cost you anything so it's unworthy of gift giving check out the ETSY store on line and see what the going rate is for you handmade item. The table runner I made yesterday runs between $40.00-$65.00 on Etsy. I would say that's a pretty darn good gift. Just because I was able to do it using what I had on hand doesn't make it worth any less.
Not sure what will match in your friends/family home? Then stick to holiday themed items. Christmas, Fall, Halloween, Spring, Summer. 4th of July just take you pick anything would work.
We have been giving handmade gifts for the most part our entire marriage. When we first started out it was due to fiances, as in we had NOTHING. Later in life when the kiddo's came along Santa ate up the budget, handmade was the way to go. Now that we are of a more mature age and have moved up the financial ladder a bit retirement funding is sucking up a huge chunk of change. Handmade continues..... I can honestly say I hope the day never comes that I am no longer able to give handmade items. They truly come from the heart, no matter if I am just whipping together scraps, food, cards, or scrapbooks a piece of me goes into each and every gift.
How about a little Challenge in July. Lets call it Handmade Christmas/gift giving. Share with the rest of us your favorite handmade gift you have received or handmade gift you like to give. If you have a blog make sure and let us all know if you will be doing a handmade gift post so we can all follow along!
Oh ya, I will be doing a Blog candy prize from the commnet section later this week SEW get your name in the hat!!