Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Last Minute Gift (from last week)

So my schedule right now, when it's not marked off for working on the house, is full of handmade presents I did not finish this year in time to give away. Sad times...

There were a few successes though. I bookmarked this really cute idea a few months ago and last week, when I was counting heads and coming up three presents short, I remembered it! Hurray for remembering!

I have three college aged cousins, all beautiful smart ladies, who probably occasionally lose buttons or need to hem something. These are little sewing kits, complete with tiny hot pink cutters, buttons, thread and little felt needle books.

Wren helped me glue the fabric to the inside of the jar, and also of course she helped with the stuffing. This was a good reconciliation project for us, during Jane's naptime. Wren, after having cut off a good chunk of her sister's hair, from the front of course, did not have scissor privileges for this project. In fact, she got to watch me throw her pair of safety scissors into the trash. Today's vocabulary word was 'regret'.

But hey these little sewing kits are adorable, right? My cousins undoubtedly thought I was lame for getting them what is basically an airport hotel accessory, but whatevs. I think they're cute.

My other favorite Christmas project was from Bend the Rules with Fabric, one of my favorite craft books from last year. Due to my friend Kelly's INSANE preference for reasonable housing costs and commuting time, she and my favorite godson live in PEARLAND, and I do not get to see him as much as I'd like. Obviously this impinges on my abilities to fulfill my duties as godparent, having promised to "take heed that he learn the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe, to his soul’s health."

How am I supposed to do that stuff three hours away? Renounce the vain pomp of the world, Rush! Learn the Creed! For your soul's health! Rush needed something more tangible, a reminder he could hold (and possible chew on) while he wrestles these spiritual dilemmas.

Hurray for Amy Karol! Me and my fellow godparent have been immortalized in beautiful cloth teething dolls. For your continual spiritual growth, when I can't be there in person. Merry Christmas!

And to those still expecting presents... don't hold your breath. Chuck is starting again in January, so that should be good to knit to...

1 comment:

jessie said...

Those teething dolls are BONKERS. I feel more spiritual just looking at them. You have talent girl.