How did that happen? Here on the east coast, we are just starting to fully recover from the dreadful winter, and, yet, as I write we are sending our new Stitch Modern Holiday gifts issue to press. Each year when I finish this special issue, I know that the time has come again: time to make the gifts.
For me, it's more of the time to start putting off making the gifts, but it's also time to start dreaming about what I will make. The recent Modern Holidays shoot definitely got me in the mood, but I have my limits, too. Here is what my guidelines for making gifts will be this year:
1) The gift must be fast: With everything going on in my life, I just won't be albe to take on anything too complicated. Two hours max is my limit!
2) It must have a broad appeal. If I can get an assembly line going, then the gifts will be even quicker. For instance, we have these adorable coin pouches by Rashida Coleman-Hale that I could whip up in a zillion different fabrics, and each one will feel special.
3) It must be something I like, too. I come from the "one for you, one for me" school of gift-making, and so I never make anything that I wouldn't want to own myself.
Stitch Modern Holidays will be available soon enough, but in the meantime, there is a great book + e-book bundle by Betz White available–Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Make and Bestow. Find it in the Sew Daily Shop.
Have you started making gifts for the holidays, or like me, starting putting it off? I would love to know which side of the gift-making fence you fall on.