As much as I hate walking into a store and being immersed in Christmas paraphernalia around Halloween time, I do agree that I need to get my DIY holiday projects underway if I expect to be finished in time.
So, for my best friend, I'm thinking about refrigerator magnets and cloth napkins.
For the cloth napkins, I'm going to get fancy by sewing mitered corners using this tutorial.
Now that I think about it, maybe I'll make cloth napkins for everyone this year. Last year I did applique on canvas grocery bags. My family isn't very environmentally-conscious, so my only chance at changing their habits comes through giving them gifts!
As for the refrigerator magnets, I'm going to use this amazing tutorial from not martha. I made Andy some dreadful magnets ten years ago that he is still using on his fridge. Ugh! They are truly awful. Really, really awful. It's always "the thought that counts," but I don't expect someone to sacrifice their kitchen aesthetics in order to showcase one of my gifts!
Now...I just need to make time to do crafts. I'll be out of town in New York for work from Friday to Wednesday. No weekend for me!
Photos courtesy of not martha