I'm starting to think that there is no way that I can make enough handmade presents for all my friends and family this Christmas (I'm still going to give it my best shot though) but instead of letting this drive me almost crazy with stress I'm going to try and make the most of some of the beautiful work from other local crafters.
The more I get to know people in my local area the more people I find who also love making things. One of my newest friends embarked on trying to sell her work for the first time at a fair yesterday and so I made a trip out to see what crafty goodness I could find to add to the Christmas box. From my friends stall I bought the beautiful pink card with ribbon and bead weaving as well as the very delicate snowflake ornament which we will be adding to our own handmade Christmas tree decorations this year.
All this came to under £20 which really is astounding if you think of the time, care and love that went into these items. So perhaps this Christmas I'll be able to take the handmade pledge and stick to giving items that are original and beautiful.