Inspiration for the Holidays

I have been working feverishly on getting my goods ready for the RAC Holiday Craft Fair. I was working up till the very last minute on stuff last year, so this year I want to get it done as soon as I can so I will have some time to relax. I have already completed the first half of all the things I have left to finish - you know me, I can never seem to finish one thing without jumping to the next. I am hoping I can get it to the point where I only have two projects going at the same time so I can jump around but still finish things. Speaking of finishing things, I was taking a look at my list and my basket of UFOs last night and really it does not seem as daunting as it did a couple months ago, even though my deadline is fast approaching. I am still committed to finishing all of them before I am allowed to start anything new even if the deadline passes, which is absolute torture because I keep finding wonderful inspiration and tutorials for Christmas gifts I want to make for everyone. I think, depending on my situation, that next year will be an all-handmade Christmas, what fun! But since I cannot do any of these cool things this year I will share the tutorials here for you guys to drool over instead! (Incidentally, this list also helped me clean out my favorites folder and it acts a bit like a to-do list for my future self!)

General Holiday Goodness:

Gifts For Fashionable Friends:

Gifts For Crafty Friends:

Gifts For Little Friends:

Gifts For Foodie Friends:

Gifts For Domestic Friends:

And just because it's cold out, a million hats:

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  1. Anonymous11:01 AM

    i need those dirty/clean baskets.
    and the pinwheel hair pin is really cute/simple idea too.

  2. What an awesome collection of tutorials, so many beautiful things to make! I linked to your post from my blog, hope that's ok... :)


  3. Harriet11:28 AM

    Thanks for putting this together C! I'll have to revisit this when I learn how to sew (=

  4. Anonymous4:47 PM

    they are all so cute!!! where to start?

  5. Anonymous7:17 AM

    i am going to make some of those placematts for x-mas...soooo cute and easy too! m

  6. Anonymous7:20 AM

    i could use that pin cussion... great ideas!