As we get into the holiday season (yup, the trees and ornaments, etc., are already in the stores!), I'm sure a lot of us are plotting out our gift projects. I found this beautiful crochet Leaflines Shawlette that I want to make for a special friend who's going through a lot these days... Of course, I still haven't finished any of the other projects underway in this #yearofmaking, but I just can't help it :-)
But, this time of year always gets me to thinking about whether my handmade gifts are the way to go. I always read Carolyn Hax in the Washington Post because I believe she assesses situations very well and gives sound advice. So, I was really happy to see the column she recently wrote on why Handmade Gifts Trump Mass-Produced Stuff. I say with good projects and good friends, handmade is the way to go!!