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Thursday
Dec222011

The Gift of Handmade from Our Friends at Open Road

A Guest Post by Laura De Silva, Open Road Media

Christmas Eve is only two days away, and December 28th is the final night of Hanukkah this year. Did the holidays sneak up on you, too?

Right about now, many of us are frantically wrapping up our shopping and finishing those handmade gifts we’ve been leisurely approaching until this week. If you, like me, still have a long way to go on that item—whether it’s a scarf, a hat, or (Heaven forbid!) a sweater—you might be cursing yourself for biting off a little more than you can chew this year.

If you’re running out of steam, here’s a little inspiration to help you make it through that last mile of yarn. Watch STC Craft’s Melanie Falick, Joelle Hoverson, and Andrea Price speak about the specialness of giving handmade gifts. Give yourself the gift of a moment with this video, and get back in touch with the reasons why we go to all this trouble in the first place:

I hope watching this video inspires you to share why you make handmade gifts in the comments. (Personally, I give handmade gifts because I love seeing my loved ones wear them—even when the weather doesn’t call for it!)

Ready to jump back into your project now? Needles up . . .

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!

Laura

P.S. If you still need a gift for that friend who loves her Kindle, Nook, iPad, Sony Reader, or Kobo Touch, you can always get her one of the ebooks from STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books! Watch below to learn how to gift an ebook—a great last-minute gift that doesn’t require any swatching).

 

Reader Comments (2)

Like Joelle, I had a grandmother who used to knit for us, and every Christmas I received something from her. This year, having just learned myself, I decided to make knitted gifts for friends and family. I was definitely a victim of, "what do you mean Christmas is this weekend" syndrome!

But I was able to give one completed piece to a friend today (for an early gift) and her thanks and enjoyment were absolutely worth the work. Now I can totally understand and appreciate my grandmother's dedication every year :)

December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLara S.

I love making AND getting hand made gifts. There's something very intimate for me in making something for someone ~ yesterday I made 5 sewing kits for 5 very special women in my life and they are specific to what I know they would like. Every gift I'm giving this year was made with love and I hope that it comes though. Still have a few little things to finish up, but today I'm going to spend a little time with a sewing group I enjoy.
Happy Christmas!

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelsa

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