Every year I tell myself I’m going to start early on Christmas gifts next year.
And I do.
I really do.
But somewhere along March or April…
other things begin to crowd out the unfinished gifts list…
I’ve been working hard on Christmas gifts for friends and family…
Some I’ve made using photography, some are sewn, some are quilted, and some are beaded…I can only post a few pics from the ones that have already opened their gifts, but I can’t wait to show you in the coming weeks, all the different fun projects.
For now, here are a few beaded gifts I had fun making…
This green and gold set was for a friend. I just loved her reaction when she opened her little gift box. That’s really what makes it all worth the time and effort – knowing they liked it and will enjoy wearing it.
This pink & silver & clear set was fun to make, too.
I use glass beads because I like the feel of them.
I tie them together with some ribbon and tulle.
These blues feel great…they’re a nice heavy glass and have the look of stone.
I’ve made some others, but those will have to wait because they won’t be opened until Christmas day, along with other sewn handmade gifts which I can’t wait to show you as soon as their recipients have opened them! 🙂
The rest of this week I won’t be working on crafts or gifts any more… Now it’s time to stop and enjoy the friends and family that come to visit, and to cherish the FaceTime calls with precious ones that live in other places. I’m so thankful that we can see them even if it’s on the computer screen. Their dear faces, smiling at us. We’ll soon see them, too, in the next few weeks and months.
Take time to enjoy your loved ones this week. Time is the greatest of gifts, anyway.
Happy Christmas week!