There are so many things you can make yourself. Some things are functional and frugal, like making your own detergent or dust rags… some things are fun, like making play-doh or a cute bandana dress. And some things are both – like making stationary for a friend, or a crayon roll-up for a little friend’s birthday.
But my favorite things to make myself are projects which call upon the hobbies I’ve carried my whole life. Writing. Sketching. Painting. Working with wood or clay or fabric. And recently I had the opportunity to make some gifts that brought me back decades.
When I was a kid I loved my wood burner – did you ever have one of those? And I was inspired a few weeks ago to use again that tool I haven’t touched since childhood.
It was great fun.
And I think what makes these gifts special is not that I am a talented craftswoman – because I’m really not. But it’s that I’ve put some of myself into each piece.
What is it that you enjoy making? Whether it’s functional or fun – for yourself or someone else… have fun making it personal. Happy Monday, everyone!