What Crafts Do You Do For The Holidays?

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    So here it is, the beginning of October and the opening of the holiday craft season. I went to Hancock's Fabrics and Jo-Ann's Crafts this weekend for their big Hallowe'en sales, and they were crazed. Women with baskets full of fabric bolts for everything from Hallowe'en to New Year's. I can't even imagine planning quite THAT far in advance.

    This year, I'm making costumes for my 9-month-old son and my 20-month-old grandson, as well as myself. Thankfully, my 14-year-old has decided he wants to buy a costume, so I don't have that on my list. Quinn, the 9-month-old, is going to be a dragon, and Angel, my grandson, is going to be a mouse. I'll worry about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's crafts after the costume rush is over.

    What sorts of crafts do the rest of you do for the holidays?
     
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    For Halloween, I used to carve a pumpkin into a Jack-o-lantern, but I haven't done one for a few years now.
     
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    I want to do a really fancy one. I've wanted to for several years, but I just never seem to have time to mess with it on top of everything else I need to do. My husband expressed an interest in spiced pumpkin seeds, though, so he might insist this time.
     
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    carving pumpkins is about all I do.
    Know any simple crafts for someone who has anxiety attacks if she sews. I know how to sew, I just mentally cannot handle it. :)
     
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    Check your local craft store. There are tons of no-sew fabric projects on the market these days, because fewer and fewer women know how to sew now. The domestic arts in general seem to be dying out.
     
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    my mom taught me I think when I was about eight and I used to like it when I was younger but then during home ec I just had bad experience. :lol:
    I am not a very patient person. :)
    But thanks for the idea, I will have to check it out.
     
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    i agree the domestic arts are dying...i do a small fall display at mailbox...nothing fancy....hay bales and pumpkins, squash etc...i will let the kidlet next door carve one of the pumpkins for halloween...

    i do some stainglass for winter solstice...i try to bring in a live tree but that has been the subject of much debate in the past few years with 3 cats and 2 dogs...so i normally do a wreath...which i will buy the basic wreath then decorate....

    we also do a tree in the pasture....about half way up the hill...in lights....as many lights as we can get on it..that stays up till for a week.

    and i make liquior concoctions....for presents...
     
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    you need to send me a present bones! :)
     
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    And there are always things like cooking this time of year. I've learned lots of shortcuts for doing a nice Thanksgiving dinner without making myself insane, and I always make fudge and rum cake and chocolate rum balls for Christmas presents.
     
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    I will see what I can do about posting a picture of the three of us in our Hallowe'en costumes. Nicky's face won't show, anyway, because his costume has a mask. I'll turn Quinn so that his face doesn't show, since the important details of the dragon costume are the tail and spine fins, anyway. I don't mind if you guys see what I look like.
     

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