Its just an idea. The idea that with the exception of the gifts already purchased, I will buy nothing new for Christmas. Left are friends and a few family members that are wonderful enough to realize that handmade is essentially heart-made.
At this stage of the game, 4 weeks left, that puts me a little behind. Ok, a lot behind. I'm good under pressure though. I've perfected that skill due to being a life-time procrastinator. Besides I really do love to cook, sew and knit which is exactly what all of this would entail.
Some ideas of what I can gift are:
Canned bread- I have a monkey's load of bananas to freeze today that will be perfect for bread.
Frozen dinners- Sloppy Joe's, soups & chilis, pancakes and French Toast
Mixes- Jambalaya, pancake
Snuggies- Don't laugh, they're warm and come in handy and I have a bunch of fleece and flannel in the sewing room
Placemats, pot holders and aprons
Eco-friendly grocery bags that aren't ugly or free advertising for a store because there's about 80 tons of fabric in the closet
Recycled sweater mittens, hats or scarves. I've got a ton of sweaters that don't fit or some small flaw that can be cut around
The Trifecta- fingerless mittens, scarves and hats
Along with whatever hair brained, crazy, crafty idea that springs forth because that's just how this red-head rolls.