I know with the upcoming holidays just around the corner, things at home can get rather “hectic”. Especially, if you are like me, and do a lot of handmade gift items.
But sit down now with a lovely cup of tea or coffee, use one of your special cups and saucers and design a crafting “wish” list to give to your hubby, children, boyfriend, mother, mother-in-law, girlfriends, etc.
While you are inhaling the sweet aromas from your drink and maybe nibbling on a Christmas cookie, think of some of the sewing, crocheting, quilting, cross-stitching, knitting (the list goes on) accessories that you have seen throughout the year and would love to own. You know, those one-of-a kind knitting needles or a crochet holder for all your hooks, or extra sewing machine needles, bobbins, or, hey, maybe a new sewing machine!! Just quickly write them down on a notepad, and be sure to scour the many catalogs you receive in the mail this time of year for additional ideas. Be specific so your family and friends know exactly what you want. Don’t forget to suggest gift cards and books too!!
Now head to the computer and use Microsoft word or some other type of publishing program and start making your unique “wish” list. Type your list using a different font, put those really special items in CAPS, change the ink color or add decorative borders around your list, add cute holiday or craft pictures that you can find by searching images, get creative. Don’t forget those all important URL addresses for those on-line items.
Once you have your list ready, you can print it out on regular white paper or use a light weight card stock whatever will work in your printer. Divide your paper in half or fourths and make 2 lists or 4 lists per sheet of paper. Then cut them out and give them to those special people in your life!!
In reality, this should only take about an hour or so to prepare and it will really help alleviate the stress from holiday shopping for the purchaser!! And maybe you will get the item needed to begin a new crafting project for next year or to complete a UFO (unfinished object)!!