Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Making a list, checking it twice

I'm a list maker - what can I say.

I like to cross things off - preferably with red texta.
I've been known to add something I have done to a list purely for the joy of crossing it off.
Sad isn't it!

When the smallest had just been born and we were all finding our way with each other, I felt that I was accomplishig little in a day so started keeping a list of what I had done, rather than what I hoped to do.
It was a great way to make me realise where all that missing time had been going.

This new list is for Christmas, but you probably guessed that by the title didn't you.

I made another list back here - and still need to get onto some of those things too, but I am hoping most, if not all the girls gifts will be handmade this year, so there's a bit to be done.

I found this great book at my local library.



So I grabbed a few supplies from Winterwood when I was there to make the wind wands shown above and in action on the cover and also some finger puppets which I think I might make to resemble each of the girls.

But then there's this one, simple and sweet...


And this, which actually made Miss L gasp when she saw it and would make good use of my new snap press.
I saw a similar dolly carrier ages ago on Naomi's blog and wasn't able to get my hands on the pattern as it was a vintage one.

So now you see why the list is growing....

Have you got any crafting plans with a December 25th deadline???

14 comments:

Mamma Look said...

The deadline is coming up soon isn't it. Please stop by Mamma Look to pick up your award

Ellieboo said...

Are we related? Red texta - I always have one handy just in case. Add something I have already done to the list just so I can cross it off? Yep done that.

Good luck with the Christmast list - I better get started on my I think,

Jodie said...

Yes I add finished things to the list too - just for the joy of crossing them off...

Austy's Mum said...

How cute is that "baby" carrier?! The girls will look adorable wearing their own versions! I really must make a list of my own too... but every time I think of it, it terrifies me. October is my "calm before the storm" month with two birthdays before Christmas and then Christmas less than a week after DD's birthday. Eeeek!

Natalie said...

What a great book! I will see if my library has it, the teddy swing is adorable and it would be great to have hanging from the cubby outside

make it perfect said...

i LOVE lists too!!

but christmas?...oh my goodness, i better get started!!

Cascade Lily said...

The baby carrier and the teddy swing would be a big hit here...but I have no time mwah!!!!!

No lists here. Cause then I'd really see how much I'm NOT getting done :)

cherri said...

I need results to motivate me and use lists daily to keep me going! I also add completed items to a list, just for that glorious swipe across with the pen!

That book looks great and I am sure your kids are going to love their gifts!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Do you think the book is worth buying Karen? The local library doesn't have a copy....

Charity said...

Oh, lots of things on the list this year! Sewing, knitting, beading... and time is flying by!

That books looks great, I'll have to see if I can track one down! :o)

elizabeth said...

I am SO a listmaker! LOVe me some lists! haha! And I must get that book! It looks so great!

Liam's Mummy said...

I love lists too. Adding things to a list so they can be checked off is also something I have done. The trouble is, there is so much to do on my list and Christmas is looming...

Bek said...

haha, seems you are not alone in adding things to the list to cross them off! Me too!

I keep thinking of new things to make for christmas.. I should write a list really... speaking of lists!

Brissmiths said...

Great book - my library has it so I've put it on hold and should collect soon :) Yes, I have a list, need to do at least two per week to make it to Christmas. Wish me luck. Susan :)