Ya know, I never understood the phrase "Christmas in July" until I started crafting and now I know what it means. You are off seasons. In the spring and summer time you work on all your Fall and Christmas crafts and in the winter you work on all your spring and summer crafts.
Being that we are only on 1 income we really don't have a bunch of $$$ sometimes so I thought that this year I would save us some cha-ching and try to make everyone's gifts. I have already made a scarf for my SIL and am going to make her a purse (she is a purse junkie just like me). My Dad is a huge Harley Davidson fan and I'm going to make him a t-shirt quilt out of a bunch of Harley Davidson shirts and also this "Helmet Hat" that he can wear when he rides his motorcycle in the cold (yes he rides his motorcycle until it snows and he goes all over the US on his bike and sometimes the wind gets pretty chilly especially at night), my MIL loves the color purple and I found a pattern in my book Afghans by the Pound that I know she'll love. She's been wanting a nice afghan for sometime now so when she reads she can get nice and cozy.
Well, yesterday I was going through my scraps and I kept coming across this piece of red cotton that I have, so I grabbed it and my embroidery hoop and was just going to practice some stitches until the light bulb in my head went off and thought "Hhmmm, I bet I could make a snowman and some other stuff on it" My Mom absolutely LOVES snowman and she decorates her whole entire house in snowman at Christmas time. My brother and I joke and say that it looks like Frosty exploded and this is the aftermath.
This is how much I got done while my girls and I were outside:
So basically from now until Christmas time I won't be doing anything else other than making gifts for everyone which is fine because I love making things for other people. It gives me a sense of gratitude when I give someone something and they 1. can't believe I made it but 2. they love the fact that I took time to make them something.