I tend to make things when I can. Really, that is how this blog even began--with DIYs coming out of its ears. Then the do it yourself mode slowed a bit as I matured as a writer and cultivated my style on here. But still, I love a good hands on project. It is so very much a part of me, as you should have figured out by now ;)
Especially with gifting season here, and round ups of all these great DIY gifts filling other lovely blogs and Pinterest, I've been nudged to remind myself of all the fun things I've created and perhaps shared on here. Lately, along with the smell of cinnamon and crisp cold weather, our house has been sprinkled with DIY remnants and ideas overflowing as I think about things I've made, and things I still want to make--all in the midst of making what I'm currently making. Oh how I love making things while in the warmth of my home on the weekend, while sipping coffee with my toes in wool socks. "Busy hands make busy minds" was always my motto as a teacher, and I pretty much feel these words are true even for grown-ups. Can I give you a challenge this season? Turn on some holiday tunes, and get to making something by hand. Bake it, glue it, paint it, sew it. Pick your fancy. Whether its intended for a gift, or for yourself, go make something--and then tell me about it!
Here are a few DIYs from the past year, pictured above: