I have been up all night fighting with a certain 22 month old who will not stay in her own bed. I have spent the better part of the night sitting on the bedroom floor next to her toddler bed, determined that I will prevail and that she will sleep in her own bed tonight.
I lost. (She is really stubborn... or I am really exhausted.)
She has been happily snoring away in my bed for the last hour while I have been creating that neat widget you see to your right.
Somewhere between 2 and 3 am I started thinking about Christmas, and about all the presents I could make with fabric and yarn from my stash and how much money that would save me, and how much more personal a handmade gift is, and then I grabbed a paper and started listing everyone who I need to give a gift to this year and what I could make for them, and before I knew it I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 Christmas projects to accomplish before Dec. 24th.
See, this is a good thing. I usually do this on Nov. 1st. And unless I gave up two meals a day and showering all together, there is just no way the math works out to finish that many projects in a month and a half....
But this way I have over 100 days to win my very own Christmas Crafting Marathon! And you can all cheer me on while keeping tabs on my progress and watching that big five-oh shrink down to zero. Because they are mostly presents I won't be able to post too many pictures or details. But won't it be fun getting a peek now and then and wondering if one of my fabulous goodies is meant for you. (BTW- now would also be an excellent time to let me know if you think you should be on my gift giving list. I am not promising to add you, but you never know....)
One projects every two days....
That is totally do-able.
Just don't remind me about the birthday presents I need to make between now and then...