Do you ever have those days where you think, “Two more seconds around this mess and I’m tossing everything I own into a dumpster somewhere far away.”….? That’s how I feel about our laundry room right now. It is an odd-ball room in the first place. It is not large enough for a bedroom, yet too small to utilize for sewing or storage while still expecting to do respectable laundry chores in there. Somehow, it has become our catch-all. You have one of those right? Where projects go to die? That is this room.
I have been thinking of getting started on holiday gifts this week (read: severely procrastinating). Now, don’t hang me just because I mention holiday gifts before Thanksgiving has officially come and gone. We don’t do any lights, or decorations, or tree until December 1st. That said, for the past few years I have taken on my grandmother’s tradition of making a “Christmas bear” for each young child in our family. I should say that I have a really, really, really big family. Luckily a few kids have outgrown stuffed animals so I am off the hook for three of the kids, but I still have seven to make. Seven teddy bears! Oh man. Needless to say, I need to get started early.
So luckily seven teddy bears will clean out that monster of a room a bit. While rummaging through piles of craft junk, I also found some real nice chocolate-colored leather scraps. Awhile back, my friend had me make moccasins for her and she let me keep the scraps. Most of it is small, but there are a few pieces big enough to do something with. I just can’t figure out what… If you have any ideas, let me know.
Anyone else make/craft things as gifts for the holidays? Share and give the rest of us some ideas!