Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Saturday, December 11, 2004

For those of you who don't know me all that well, you might not know that I have a very addictive personality. You might, if you read the blog on a daily basis, but if you don't, you know now. I'm the one who always has to play a game until I've mastered it. I'm the one who has to read the book cover-to-cover as quickly as possible. I'm the one who stayed in her closet and created 40 pages of scrapbook pages last month. Oftentimes the rest of my life comes to a screeching halt while the obsession runs its course.

My current obsession has been making gifts for family for Christmas. So far, I've made three n0-sew blankets, two cookie plates and a journal. I still need to make one more blanket, two more journals, and three jars for the journals I'm giving my biological Mom, Gran, and Grandma. I think I'm going to be able to do it and have time to spare if I keep at it like this!

I'm not really in the Christmas spirit this year, per se, but I'm definitely in a giving mood right now. The only thing I fear about giving handmade gifts is that people won't like them. What if my Dad thinks the blanket looks like it's been made by my second grader? What if my Grandma Rayls really thinks that me giving her a guided journal is a crock of shit and looks like it to boot? I'm sure that they'll like the gifts, and think that I've probably done a fairly good job on them, but it's a fear I have nonetheless......if I could find my digi-cam at this point, I would have to upload pics of all of them for moral support.....So be prepared if pics show up. I'll be expecting feedback...and honest feedback at that! :)




3 Comments:

Blogger Village-Idiot said...

Judging by your ability to make Christmas cards, you should have nothing to worry about. I'm sure the presents will look, feel, and wear great.

10:28 AM

 
Blogger diligent law student said...

Steph, home-made gifts are always more meaningful than anything store bought. And you always do a good job with the gifts and items you make, so I'm sure that they are beautiful and your family will love them! Me, I won't be going X-mas shopping until I get home after finals - so I applaud your efforts!

10:40 AM

 
Blogger blogsurf said...

Hallo tired mommy,

vermutlich können Sie besser deutsch lesen als ich englisch schreiben. Dieser Kommentar hat weniger mit diesem posting zu tun - obwohl unsere selbstgemachten Fotokalender auch immer gut ankommen - als mehr mit Zwillingen. Ich habe den 11.12. gewählt, da wir an diesem Tag den sechsten Geburtstag unserer Zwillinge feierten. Um so mehr kann ich Ihren blogname verstehen. Alles Gute mit verschneiten Weihnachtsgrüssen aus München!

10:14 AM

 

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