Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2009 Christmas Challenge

Here it is February already, the second month of the 2009 Christmas Challenge. If you haven't yet signed up for the challenge, you can read all about it here. Be sure to leave a comment either here or on the original post if you would like to participate.

The challenge goal for January was to write up your list and get one gift taken care of. How did you all do with January's goal? I have my list done and have made some little items to give to some of the ladies on my list. I would so much like to have started with the gifts for those who are difficult to shop or make for, but I haven't figured out yet what I am doing for them. So until I come up with something, I will work on other things.

Anyone have anything done which they would like to post a link to? Any ideas you'd like to share? I have found some great ideas which I may work into my plans check out some of these:

For those of you who are into jewelry making, here are some great instruction for earrings.

http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/janeaustenearrings/ss/122407.htm

http://jewelrymaking.about.com/library/bl052400.htm

And this link will bring you to a list of jewelry instruction for everything from bracelets to earrings, to necklaces and on and on.
http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/jewelrydesigning/u/Projects.htm

And how about some aprons for the cooks on your list? Here is a list of 50 (yes 50) free apron patterns and tutorials.
http://tipnut.com/free-apron-patterns-tutorials/
There are some really pretty aprons on the list, here is a picture of just one of them.

And I think I may make these pretty skirts for my girls. They will love them.
Excellent instruction included.

Well, there's some eye candy to help get your creative juices flowing. Remember, one gift taken care of in February, that's all. You can do it. Come November, you'll be so happy you did.

1 comment:

Silver Sunbeam said...

Thanks for the reminder. January was so crazy I'd completely forgotten. Thankfully, my list doesn't change much year to year and I can just copy over last year's!

I have several apple trees now and I know my friends like dried fruit so I think I'm going to get a dehydrator and make apple sticks from the golden delicious in the autumn. One little box of the "Just Fruit" brand costs nearly five bucks!

Lots of pruning to do on these old guys so I'm thinking pretty packages of chunks for smoking on the grill could be "made" in February. By December such small pieces should be well seasoned!

Cost: zipola!