On the run up to Christmas does any one else think “I wish I didn’t know how to crochet/knit/any other craft” because you have to make gifts for everyone and you always start too late just to add to the pain
Sometimes, but at the same time im glad everyone else appreciate my work so much to want me to make them something
Well, I hate that grind so much that I just don’t do it. I’m starting in Christmas presents right after Christmas. I’m giving myself a year to make a few things to give. Two of them are blankets.
yes omg i’m desperately knitting up stockings rn that’s what i get for procrastinating
I actually started making my gifts in Aug LOL the issue is when someone requests something outside what you had already planned
Tell them, NEXT YEAR!
one day I’ll have the guts to tell that to my mom LOL everyone else I kind of already do
you’re actually doing well setting boundaries then!!
That’s me this year, I’m so behind but so so tired lol
So sorry. Are there some people who wouldn’t mind waiting for their gifts perhaps?
Ikr! On one hand I love gifting my handmade gifts, on the other hand I really need to sleep
Now that’s smart!
Ikr my mum said to me the other week “where’s that garland you were making” (which was meant to be like 1.5m long) and I looked at my feeble pile of 5 holly leaves like
I told my mum she can wait till her birthday for her blanket
I remind my recipients I celebrate Christmas every day! (and they should too … )
Yes, those who identify with Jesus celebrate Christ coming every day.
I get that lol thankfully I need just one more gift and I’m done! Although I need to make two more gifts that won’t be in time for Christmas (I ran out of yarn and it won’t arrive till after) so I don’t have to rush for those lol
Yay!!! Don’t have to rush!!
My answer to anything my friends and family want for free (recipes, hair cuts/color, crafting) is that “if it’s free, you get what I want”
Surprising how quickly the requests dry up when uncle so and so gets a pink wool man thong and cousin so and so gets giant floppy hat full of clashing colors not found in nature.
That’s hilarious! I love it!