As the days continue on, they just seem to be ticking down to the fall and winter holidays. While I’m still in school, I add to my personal calendar the fall events like homecoming weekend, midterm week, and graduation. I’ve been dying to decorate my graduation cap since I started college. Between school and work, I feel like I will not have enough time to craft for the holidays! Now, my sewing skills are pretty basic, and I’ve only just started to learn how to quilt, so I’ve been looking up easy quilting patterns for every holiday I can think of. I love homemade wall decor, since I live in an apartment, I can’t paint or put too many holes in the walls without losing my deposit. Mixing Christmas decorations with my Boho-chic decor is going to be an interesting combination.
There’s a huge movement where people are incorporating rustic Christmas decor in their homes. Personally, I think this is a really cute idea, especially if you’re more of a minimalist, but I also like the traditional bright reds that come with the season. The colors are just so bright that your mood can’t help but be brightened too when you see them in stores, on the streets, and in your friends’ homes. Then again, there are so many different types of styles and themes for Christmas that I enjoy just looking at them all. My grandmother tends to have a mash of reds, trains, and gold items. A lot of it she has inherited from passed relatives that she has just accumulated. Funnily enough, my mom has the same sort of style with her own home where it is a random set of themes put around the house.
Quilting for gifts is always one of the best ways to give someone a homemade personal item. Too often do we (I am guilty of this also) take the easy route of giving a generic gift card without any thought. I know there are a multitude of reasons/excuses for the gifts cards: they live far away and this is cheap postage, you’re not sure what they would like, they are difficult to shop for… Whatever the reason, at least with the last two on the prior list, a homemade quilt is basic enough that everyone will love it no matter what because everyone can always use more cuddly homemade blankets.
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What is your go-to item for a last minute gift?
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