I mentioned that we have plans to make most of our Christmas gifts this year. I love the idea of making gifts and buying handcrafted items that other people are selling. I am so fond of Etsy. Have you spent any time there? It is a handmade haven.
Last year my in-laws gave Mary Kathryn a Felicity American Girl doll. Darn that catalog comes once a month and inevitably she finds twenty outfits that Felicity "wants"! I can't afford one outfit much less twenty. Miss Felicity better get herself a job if she is going to be a fashionista. :)
But guess what? I bought the sweetest hand crocheted poncho, hat and shoes for Felicity at Etsy for $7 for ALL THREE. Just type "American Girl Doll Clothes" in their search engine and you'll be surprised what you'll find.
I've installed this button in my sidebar.
I have a lot of work to do to have a handmade Christmas but I think it can be done. I will be keeping the afternoons free for handcrafts starting on Monday. Pictures of progress to follow. :)