Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Well, here we are friends: 60 days before Christmas. Whoa. If you haven’t already been hit with the seasonal crafting bug I hope this link up will inspire you to begin today.
I’d love to hear what you are making for the kids in your life and today’s the day we get to share that in our monthly Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along Link-Up.
Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along
It is the 25th of October, which means that in two months we’ll be celebrating Christmas Day. I’d love to see what you are making and how your projects are progressing.
Even though things are getting spooky and silly around here as we anticipate Halloween, just for the 25th I’m taking a North Pole Day. I’ll be updating facebook, twitter, and instagram all day long with my crafting endeavors. If you want to join in, I’m using the hashtag #SKcraftalong.
I plan to play some holiday music and maybe watch a holiday movie or two and knit, stitch, and glue the day away (well, after homeschool and in between taking care of the kiddos, of course).
Beyond today, I’m trying to dedicate 15 minutes every day toward working on holiday gifts.
I’m don’t think I’m going to make my original goal of being totally done with holiday crafting by December first this year, but I feel confident that it won’t be too many more days after that. Perhaps by St. Nicholas day? Bit by bit, project by project, the gift pile is growing and I’m pretty happy about that.
Looking for ideas?
I’ve started a Pinterest board to collect homemade gift ideas for kids that I’m adding to nearly every day. You can check it out here: Homemade Holiday Kids’ Gifts.
I’ve got a few posts from holidays past in the archives that you can check out, too:
- Handmade Gifts for Kids: Tutorials and Ideas from my Holiday To-Do List
- No Sew, No Knit Homemade Gift Ideas
My projects this month
I’m also working a sweater for my oldest. This is going to be a long term project, and I am a little intimidated. I don’t do so well with deadline knitting. But she’s been asking for me to knit her something for a long time now and I think if I finish up the other projects and just focus on this one I can get a sweater finished and under the tree for her this year. Those of you on Ravelry can check out my project page here.
What about you? What are you working on this month?
How are your homemade holiday gifts coming along? What are you making for your kids? I’d love to see!