Have you seen the school supplies out? How about the Halloween decorations (saw some cute pumpkin onesies at Meijer presumably for infants yet to be born to wear!)? Or – gasp! – Christmas! I know, right, those stores are insane. Well, perhaps they are. But rather than grumbling I urge you to instead embrace it!
That’s right! Why not think about Christmas earlier rather than later? I myself keep an eye out for potential gifts when I attend all the great summer art and craft shows. And I have definitely started coming up with gift ideas already especially because I have grand craft ambitions.
Yes, I am going to make most of my gifts.
There, I said it. Now it’s public and I am really on the hook to produce.
Last year, my household experienced what my husband affectionately referred to as the “Christmas train wreck” created by my grand ambitions and the actual holiday chugging closer and closer and closer at what seemed to be an alarming speed. I am convinced if I start crafting now, in July, there is hope for a peaceful December.
Here are some titles to inspire your gift crafting:
If you have any favorite craft books, please share in the comments! And if you have any funny Christmas craft disasters, I would be very amused to hear about those too!
And if you’re visiting Main, the Christmas books are tucked into a corner near the very beginning of our non-fiction collection. Take the stairs or elevator down to the Lower Level and head to the left. The shelf of red and green will appear, I promise!