Handmade gifts for the kids
I always have big plans for hand-made gifts, and truth be told it rarely happens. This year, of course, will be different. Right? And maybe because I finally got wise and bought yarn for those really BIG needles. No more unfinished projects for this mama!
I often turn to the Soule Mama blog for inspiration (under the motto that if you're not gonna BE creative you might as well read about others who are), but I know full well the urbanMama community right here in Portland, Oregon (Soule Mama lives in the other Portland) is full of impressive hand crafters who likely are whipping up some impressive gifts for their kids this year.
I, for one, am knitting scarves for both kids, as well as putting together painting 'kits,' consisting of small pieces of flat wood from my husband's wood shop, a paintbrush, and a few small pots of paint. What about you? What kid gifts are you crafting at home this year? Any great local sources for quality, green, cheap, or unusual materials?
[Pic courtesy of a crafty soul on Flickr commons. Thanks!]