So, my little spreadsheet of gifts is getting ticked and the tree at our friends’ place has several gifts under it. My kid sister is enjoying her hand-me-down XBox and Chase already got his nutmeg grater and SPICES OF THE ORIENT. And the handmade presents continue to go. Slowly.
I am actually kind of pissed that I didn’t think of this gift theme earlier. Next year? You are all probably getting something like this. (“You” here being “people on my gift list”). I am super happy how the above two things turned out.
What else? I’ve finished a commission for a friend to give as a present, gave a 1970s Capricorn keychain to a friend who is SUCH a Cap and gave the lady who is my tattooist and friend a gorgeous book of Art Nouveau clip art. Because she is crazy into arabesques. Someone I couldn’t think of something for (but who totally deserves something) I just today had an inspiration about. Gelsey, the present I got done first, got hers early due to the sads, but I’m saving the snaps of what she got until the big image dump later this month/next.
And Chase just picked up the covers for our holiday CDs. Which I am going to fold until I am sick of, then work on the best crafted present ever until I am sick of it (in a very repetitive stage, right now), then fold some more. I should be able to get the ones for work done in time for when I last see folks before the holiday and the rest should get mailed out in time for King’s Day.
There are some of you that I love dearly that aren’t getting a physical thing besides the CD this year, but I plan on making up for that next. Or some time when my personal life is a little less hectic.