You know, I really do try my best to plan out any sewing/making that needs to be done by a certain date. Christmas related sewing is especially tricky because it seems that if you don't at least *start* it by December 1st, there's no way it's going to get done. And you stress yourself out. And that just makes everything less fun.
Regardless of all of this, I have really gotten myself into a pickle this year with Little Miss (as I have previously alluded to here). Let me give you a brief rundown of what NOT to do so you just don't have to ever be in this situation.
No really . . . this is what I did and I would NOT recommend it:
- Wait to start Christmas sewing project until . . . hmm . . . way too late. As evidenced by the fact that it's December 21st and I still have not even selected fabric.
- Ask for input on what said project should be by opinionated 4 year old.
- Allow her to change her mind multiple times.
- Suppose that you likely have enough energy/time to pull said project off in time for Christmas even though you are at home full time with 2 kids and also WORK from home with no one to come and relieve you of those responsibilities in the next 3 days.
- Purchase pattern only to realize it is WAY more complex than what you were even wanting to make in the first place. Curse yourself once again for #2-3.
Save yourself some grief next Christmas and do as I say NOT AS I DO. :P
Oh . . . and because I have broken the cardinal rule of blogging lately and because no one really wants to read a post where there is no picture, here's the pattern that's sitting ever so patiently on my desk . . . just waiting for me to spring into action.
|Kit, Chloe, and Louise - a pattern by Wee Wonderfuls|