Christmas, here I come!

I know its not even Thanksgiving yet, but when you’re handmaking all of your Christmas gifts, you have to get started early. This year my general theme for gifts was hats. I’m making all kinds of crazy hats. I’m not gonna post pictures yet, cuz I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but the ones I’ve finished so far have come out awesome!

Let me just say that I LOVE giving gifts. But at Christmas, when there are so many gifts to give, there’s just not time for me to crochet/knit something for everyone on my list. But I still want them to have a handmade, heartfelt gift. So besides the mass production of delicious holiday treats that takes place in my kitchen each year, I spent a lot of time coming up with some great ideas for gifts. Like a calendar made with hand and footprint art from my kids. And my favorite is the beaded crochet snowflake ornaments that I’m using as gift tags.

This was my first ever attempt at crocheting with beads or thread, so I’m pretty ecstatic about the final results.

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I’ve got a bunch of different colored beads, so that will help make each snowflake unique and interesting. Needless to say, I’ve been spending a good deal of time finishing gifts, but I was just so excited about this first snowflake that I had to share. Can’t wait till after Christmas so I can post the rest of the pictures!