Observing the Holiday Season
When it comes to 'holiday hand-made', I've decided that this is my year to observe . absorb . stockpile . list . plan
And I have to say, it's pretty darn liberating. I've been so amazed by the fun, beautiful, festive crafting and giving that is going on out there.
And I find myself thinking daily "I have to do that next year."
But I am also recognizing my limits lately (most of which are being tested) and unlike past holiday seasons, I'm going into this December with the full knowledge that I won't be able to find enough time to craft with joy. And I just don't want to craft in stress . deadline . frustration.
So instead, I am giving myself permission to sit back and soak up this holiday season. I'm going to finish the projects that I started this year. I'm getting inspired for projects to come when the craziness of my current schedule passes (because luckily for people like me, the rest of you are busy making and sharing such wonderful things!)
I'm setting aside the "I have to" mentality that sometime accompanies the holiday season and when it comes to craft at least, I am going to spontaneously jump in with only those things that "I want to". And it's going to be good.