Homemade Christmas Gifts Keep the Crafters Crafting
Handmade Christmas Gifts
My mom has always loved to craft personal gifts for friends and family, especially around Christmas time. Not only does she scour magazines and the Internet for say, a baby blanket knitting pattern or a Christmas stocking knitting gift, she also likes to be creative. One year she made a quilted Christmas tree skirt, and another, she made folded fabric and Styrofoam Christmas tree ornaments.
Whether she's making tree toppers, doilies, knitted Afghans, scarves, mittens, or hats, she is happiest when she's making homemade Christmas gifts for others.
However, mom's fingers don't always work as well as they used to and she has found that her favorite of all crafts, quilting, has grown increasingly difficult due to a decrease in her visual abilities.
Better lighting, magnifiers, and acceptance that her stitches aren't quite as small as they used to be have helped her continue her crafting for years. After all, I treasure the quilt to my great-grandmother made and that has been passed down through the generations, just as your grandchildren are likely to appreciate something that Grandma made especially for them with her own two hands.
Encourage your loved ones to make things that come from the heart, whether it's knitting, crocheting, pasting, or painting. Gifts from the heart mean the most to loved ones, family and friends, and homemade Christmas gifts offer the perfect opportunity to get mom involved.