The main problem that I have with crafting is the desire to do big, impressive things. Like when Christmas is approaching and I want to give everyone I know a handmade gift, I start crafting manically and quickly realise that I've taken far too much on again and that I'm not enjoying the making process.
So my new motto for this year is little projects, lots and lots of little projects that take only a few days to complete and should mean I have handmade presents galore for gifting.
I made up this little crochet purse for a little girl down the road and it was very simple to do. You crochet up a long rectangle nice and tightly which when folded in half lengthwise makes the body of the purse. Using a contrasting coloured yarn slip stitch the first side of the purse together, slip stitch across the bottom edge and then join the other side of the purse together. Sew in a zip and add some felt, sequin and beads for decoration and ta da - you have just made one cute little purse!