adventure: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks
so this year in anticipation of Christmas, I'm starting an ADVENTure. I'm going to be preparing, making, and adventuring through new crafts. crafts to display at home, some to give as gifts, some just to try a new skill.
how many of us want to give of ourselves and our talents at Christmas by making gifts? I know I do! but without preparation and diligence this goal could become an overwhelming task that steals your joy at the most wonderful time of the year! while I was in the quilt store last week, a customer was telling the shop owner that her purchase was for her first Christmas gift of 2010...it was her "new year's resolution" to create all year long. the shop owner said she tried to help her customers last year with a monthly class on creating for the holidays...it lasted only three months. so over the next twelve months, out of these twelve books, I'll share some of my favorite items. I'll be pairing this personal challenge with a challenge issued by rebekah to put your idea books to good use. my goal is to make one gift each month and post it here on the 25th of the month. you'll get a taste of what I'm making, and I hope you'll pack a bag and take this ADVENTure with me. my goal is not to obsess about this project, but to get myself moving in the right direction.
my first ADVENTure project was lisa's gingerbread and peppermints garland.
if you don't have your own stash of fabrics, go seek out one generous friend who will share her scraps with you, to make this awesome garland.
this week I'm still making room, but I'm so looking forward to the beginning of february when I can start my second ADVENTure project:
the men's rustic scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.