I am. :) Here's what I am doing:
Making a gift basket for my parents, grandparents, mother in law & brothers in law, two sisters & their husbands.
In the basket, I am putting canned food that I canned myself: apple pie filling, jelly, jelepeno jelly... anything else I come up with while doing this. I am thinking of canning pumpkins, as I have 4 freezerbags full + 6 more sitting on my counter that I need to do something with... I think my girls are going to make those potholders...
I also used to have a candlemaking business, so I figured I'd toss some leftovers in there... along with something personal for each person/couple.
Mom ~ painting of her kids/grandkids (almost done!)
Dad ~ a sign for the outside of his workshshop & a thermos for keeping soups warm at work.
Grandma ~ has a thing for birds, so I need to paint a sign that has a bird on it that says ~ "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer... it sings because it has a song."
Grandpa ~ ?...
Mother in Law ~ Maybe a painted box to hold things in? [Not sure if she'd appreciate it or not]
Sister #1 & husband ~ Homemade Dog treats & ?
Sister #2 & hubby ~ They are cute and sort of an odd couple... last year I painted a portrait of them at a cafe, sort of Van Gogh style... this year, I'm doing a pen & ink drawing... a copy of a drawing I saw earlier this year that looked like them.
Brothers in Law ~ I doubt they'd appreciate anything handmade, so I wsa thinking of donating to heiffer International. (I figure nothing I give them will be good, unless it's a high priced item, so why not help people who'd appreciate it, ha... I love my BIL's, but they are spoiled.]
Neice ~ She's almost 3... I want to make her a wall organizer [they have a small space] and was thinking of doing a quilt, but my sister is making her one.. so I was thinking of making a little doll stuffed with rice that you can use for "boo boos" ? I don't know...
My girls ~ I was going to make them quilts, but my sister is, haha... So, I will probably make them doll quilts for thier American Girl dolls... I'd love to be able to make them beds, but I don't have time... Probably Library tote bags... my youngest one wants a tutu for one of her horse dolls...???
Husband ~ maybe an abstract painting of us?
That's all I've got, haha. I need to do something special for my other sister, as I feel like I didn't do enough for her last year [I helped her write a college report, haha.] I was thinking of making my grandma a cookbook for her crockpot... I don't know... I usually have good ideas for only a few people, and then I feel like the others don't get as special of gifts... Maybe I'll paint my sister & her boyfriend a portrait of my neice?
Yeah, still formulating...
Workin on losing the baby weight so I can get back to "maintaining" my 100 lb weight loss... Ticker reflects PP weight and my goal weight...
"Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain." ~ Bob Dylan ~ Not Dark Yet
| Pounds lost: 0.0