It's so busy around the cottage these days. It seems like I have so little time for blogging or my studio. The fun stuff. I'm so bogged down in the "have to do's" that I don't have extra time or energy for the "get to do's". Today promises to be more of the same but tomorrow I hope there will be time for knitting, paper cutting and sewing. Playtime.
Now that Halloween is over, I'm starting work on Christmas. I've decided to make several gifts this year, starting with aprons for my nieces. I love the idea of handmade gifts. I also hope to make a gift for each of my girls, my mom and Sweet Hubby. Next year I plan to get an earlier start and make even more gifts.
At first glance, it may seem I'm doing a selfless thing, this taking time to make things for people I love, but in reality it is quite selfish of me. It gives me such a feeling of joy & makes me feel more full of the Christmas spirit. The earlier I start the longer I get to enjoy that feeling. It's actually a gift I'm giving to myself this year.