- 2 white wool smocked/woven pillows for my sister in law
- an apron and 8 linen napkins for my mom
- denim mini from Vogue 1246 for my baby sister
- 4 gel-medium transfer prints for my brother
- vanilla agave syrup for my aunt
- Thai chili sauce for various friends
- all natural deoderant for friends (this stuff is seriously the BEST - works better than anything and can be made with household ingredients: recipe here)
- seed stitch knit cowl for my stepsister
Whew. And I still managed to squeeze in a few holiday parties. It was a busy month but eveyrone loved their gifts and I was over-the-moon to avoid the mall shopping trap. Hoping to finish the canvas teepee for my nephew this week. The one thing I couldn't finish in December.
|Mumma in her linen apron.|
|Faith in her mini skirt. Stylishly layered over Christmas jammies.|
I am completely psyched for the year to come. I know 2012 has all sorts of psychological import for us but this documentary helped me feel really good and positive for the future. If more people keep making the choice to make more and consume less I think we may be okay. I hope.
This year I would like to continue to make all of my own clothes. It's funny - I have completely lost the desire to shop for clothes (more staggering when you know what a horrible, debt-billowing shopping addiction I used to have). I made a decision to stop reading Vogue after their completely out of touch September issue and now curate a daily "fasion mag" with my google reader and lots of great blogs. Before I started sewing, seeing beautiful clothes I wanted but couldn't afford was incredibly depressing - now I pinterest inspiration to make later. I can't get over how incredibly empowering this process has been for me. I've never felt more creative, inspired and excited to get dressed in the morning. WHY DIDN'T I FIGURE THIS OUT SOONER???!!