Hopefully, this Christmas will be filled with some handmade goodness for you to share with others and also that the process of creating has been a positive one for both yourself and for your children that may have wanted to join you, and just maybe one of your children has learned a new skill or two as well. Also, maybe by giving a handmade gift to friend or relative for the first time, just maybe, this will light a little spark within the receiver that it is possible to make and give handmade useful, beautiful, and/or thoughtful gifts instead of having to drive down to the mall or big box store and buying something that may have been produced in less than ideal circumstances by people earning very little and have to work in a very unhealthy environment.
Small things truly do matter and by living a life true to my beliefs is all I can do. My hope is that the ripples may someday turn into waves. Anything is possible, right?
Ok - here are some more wonderful ideas from some of you ~
Homemade Laundry Detergent from Earth Mama
Beeswax Lantern from Moment to Moment
A Wet Felted Playscape from The Little Gnomes Home
A Simple Knit Hat from McGreen Experience
Peg People from Peas and Carrots