Friday, January 6, 2012

One thing leads to another

Even before Christmas 2011 was upon us, I was beginning to feel quite uninspired by the mass-production and plastic that surrounded me. I hand made all my Christmas cards and put together a gorgeous Advent calendar for my 3 girls, but it still felt like there was too much 'quick, cheap and easy'.

Now, don't get me wrong, as the mum of 3 young girls, I am all for quick, cheap and/or easy in any combination (preferably all 3 ;) But I am also a real lover of Christmas and the traditions that go with it. I love flicking through Christmas craft books and magazines and ambling through the pages of the for amazing and creative ideas for the festive season.

A friend of mine makes her own candles- even selects colour and scent- and after a shopping evening at her place, I started to think about what I could make for the people I love.

And, thus, 'Handmade Holidays' was born.

My goal for 2012 started with the desire to hand make all of my Christmas cards and gifts and hopefully a large number of decorations for the tree and home.

But that idea has evolved and now I am hoping to hand make decorations, cards and gifts for festivals/holidays/celebrations all year! *eek*

I joined Pinterest to keep track of all my projects, ideas and inspiration. A lovely visual way to keep track of bookmarks:

I am excited about sharing this journey with you this year- posting ideas, projects and inspiration!

Love Gubby xo

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