Are you on the left- or right-side of holiday panic? I’m hovering somewhere in between with most of my shopping done, but meal planning is a bust, at least for now. I have faith everything will work out, although I wish I could convince my dear snarky eldest child (who is quite grownup) that holiday traditions aren’t set in stone. Yes, we can deviate from our Mexican-cuisine habit for one Christmas Eve. Shouldn’t the chief-cook-and-bottle-washer get the final say? Alas, he’s my most enthusiastic Christmas elf and I should adhere to his holiday sensibilities even if I’ve got a hankering for different flavors this year. Alas, I suspect there’s an enchilada lasagna in my future after all . . .
So, about that panic . . . the best cure is making gifts for friends and family. Really. Just channel that angst into something pretty. I did it by dreaming up yet another variation of that seasonal pillow project that I’ve dropped twice so far into our blog pattern library.
All I did was to scale back the size, make it double-sided, and dump the pillow form (obviously). The new element is a padded insert for storing studs and drop earrings. I hate untangling jumbled jewelry when I travel—this seems like a good answer to that dilemma.
Onward busy people—48 hours or so to go! My blogging sisters and I wish you the very, very best this holiday season. Do, if at all possible, find the time for some crafting therapy (your family will appreciate the de-stressed you).