The Homemade Gift Challenge
It seems as though many people are pushing the concept of purchasing handmade items this year. They say it is better to support your local artisans (or not so local) and purchase handmade presents. With all of the problems we’ve had with imported products, this is a wonderful concept, but I am trying to go another step further on that. I am trying to make all the presents I plan to give, on my own. If I buy any presents I will try to purchase them from a site like Etsy which allows artisans to sell their wares for a very low fee. I do support those crafty and talented people, but I want to make presents for everyone so that I can feel like I am contributing more to their gift than just money. As I make these gifts, a little bit of my heart goes along with each item. I have said before that quilting and sewing are very giving hobbies and I am finding that is very true when it comes to the holidays. So, I am issuing this challenge. Try to make AT LEAST one item for someone that is homemade this year. Then, please tell me what it is, and feel free to use my homemade logo for this challenge on your blog as well. I am in NO WAY trying to compete with other blogs who are supporting purchasing hand made items, I just wanted to have my own challenge. By the way, it took me FOREVER to create my logo, so I am very proud of it. I got the clip art from a free clipart site which has several great images. Thanks and have a grand day.
Happy Homemaking stuff,