I have to confess that I am woefully behind on my holiday shopping/gift-making this year. I know what I need to buy/make for everyone; I just haven't had a chance or the motivation to actually do it.
As I was flying to New York for work this past weekend, I realized that I have only been home for three out of the past 13 weekends. Yikes!
However, I have two full weekends at home before the holidays, so I should be able to pull it together. If I have a little extra time, I'd like to make fabric bags like I did a few years ago. They are really easy to do (a great first-time sewing project if any of you are interested in taking up sewing!).
There's a tutorial here, although I'd recommend skipping the lining part. It doesn't need to be that complicated!
I'm making refrigerator magnets and cloth napkins for lots of people and apple butter for the neighbors.
That reminds me: Do any of you live in Houston and own canning material? Like the big pot and the tongs? I'd really like to try out the process before I commit to buying the stuff. I might not like it. I would love to borrow someone else's stuff for the day.
I'm also making photo books of the wedding. Per your recommendations, I started using Blurb, which is way, way easier than Inkubook. I'll keep you updated on that front, too.
If your families are like my family and they request a list of things to buy you, here's my list in case it provides some inspiration:
Book: How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office
Book: Harmonious Environment
Book: The Reading Zone
JCrew Corduroy Pants; size = 6; color = coal
Running Socks; size = medium
Undershirts; color = black; size = medium
Running Shirt; size = MD; color = grey/violet
Professional Shirt; size = S; color = binjal purple
Massage Gift Card
Stained Glass Class + Materials; the Wednesday, January class (S1162B)
Designing and Pattern Making Class
Target Ice Bucket
Plant Holder #1
Plant Holder #2
Stripped Socks; color = natural heather; size = medium
Tights; color = brick red; size = medium;