i love to give gifts.
lots and lots of gifts.
to everyone i know.
elaborate, hand-made gifts.
and while this sounds like a great thing, i have a VERY hard time filtering.
for instance, my sister had this darling baby girl in early december.
i volunteered to make the crib bedding and curtain for her room.
sounds like a nice, sisterly gift, right?
right. . . well, not enough for me apparently.
i created a list of about 15 additional things that i wanted to make for the sweet baby girl, including a pettiskirt, several quilts, crocheted items, embellished onesies, burp cloths. . . well, you get the picture.
anything baby that i see, that i KNOW my sister would like get added on my to-do list.
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and while i am at it, i decided to make pettiskirts for all of my nieces, 7 of them, because you know, it is cheaper shipping if i order lots of chiffon on-line. and then i feel guilty because that would leave my nephews out (5 of them), so i come up with something to send them, too. but then i think that it is probably boring for the kids to get clothes, so then i start thinking it would be fun to knit some softies to show off my new knitting skills. . . and the list goes on.
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why can't i stop? i have completely overwhelmed myself. and my home. because i have purchased all the items to make the gifts.
so, my goal is to get as many of my gift to-do's done before valentine's day.
we'll see how far we get.
do any of you have this same problem?
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