16 December 2010
Packages have begun materializing at our house. Some of them have arrived by mail. Others, I think, have been crafted by elves. I've done my own share of crafting and packaging lately, and our first round of gifts have already safely arrived at a certain farmhouse in Ohio.
There's still plenty to do, though, and for the first time ever, it seems that I'm reaching the end of what seemed for years to be a limitless supply of reclaimed and repurposed wrapping materials. Our piles of maps, calendar pages, colored tissue, and paper bags are dwindling. I might have to get especially clever in these last few days of gift-assembling. I've got this and this on my to-do list.
I've also found inspiration--yet again!--at SouleMama, Amanda Blake Soule's beautiful blog. She has all kinds of handmade holiday photos and ideas this week, including a reusable gift bag how-to. Scroll down here for more on the project.
We're in the end stretch now, my friends. I don't know about you, but I've still got lots of work ahead of me!