It is around this time of year, we crafters begin tackling the long list of handmade christmas presents to be made in time for December. I know, myself, last year I made a start in September, and after months of stitching, was still finishing off the last one, sat watching 'Home Alone' on dvd on christmas day. Whilst, some can instantly appreciate the work that goes into designing, choosing fabrics and thread, the hours spent sewing and embroidering a handmade gift, I fear that there are others, who do not. Despite all the thought, preparation and time that went into each highly personalised present I made, the only two people to say 'thank you' were my mum and mum-in-law, from everyone else the response was..., well, nothing!
I won't be doing it again.
(other than for those that are truly deserved, and they know who they are, last year even my own children missed out)
The effort this year will be no more than a bit of internet shopping with a credit card.
Please make sure your own efforts are not as sadly misplaced as mine were.
On a brighter note, there is a preview of Issue One of Sew Hip available, my contribution is below,
I can't wait to see the magazine in the flesh!