Sunday, October 30, 2011

How Is Your Christmas List Going

I was just wondering how everyone is going with their Christmas Lists?

I've been working on mine, but I always find it hard to decide what to make and for who. Although part of the indecisiveness is what stops me making gifts in the first place. So hopefully with this challenge it will force me to decide and buckle down and make them.

I was thinking of making a some shopper bags, but I don't have a pattern I am really happy with, does anyone know of a good pattern? Perhaps one in a book I can get from the library so I don't need to buy it.

I also plan to make a whole heap of my tissue holders (there's a tutorial on my blog) they are such a handy little gift to have on hand, and also really great for kindy teachers.

Feel free to post on this blog whenever you want, think of it as a bit of forum for everyone that's taking part in the challenge.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Christmas Challenge

Every year I have big plans for Christmas, but as it gets closer the list gets shorter because I didn't start early enough and I run out of time. Sound familiar? So this year, together, we are going to commit to working as hard as we can to finish as many things on our Christmas list during the month of November.

If you have friends and family that read your blog, don't worry, we have set up this blog so everyone who is joining in can contribute to it. That way it all stays secret squirrel. So in the details below when I say to "post on your blog" you can choose whether you want to use your blog or this group blog.
The details:
  • The challenge will start on Tuesday 1 November
  • On your blog post your list of what you would like to make in time for Christmas
  • Link your post to this blog on the special page "The Christmas Challenge Team" so we can all see what you are hoping to achieve and who's joining in
  • Then each Tuesday post on your blog what you have completed
  • Link your post to this blog under the correct week update i.e. "Week One" so we can all pop around cheering each other on
If you would like to join in please leave a comment below and I will be in touch shortly with more details.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Picture For Your Blog

Grab the picture and post about the Christmas Challenge on your blog to help spread the word.
Please link back to my original post

Welcome To The Christmas Challenge Blog

The idea of this blog is for you to use it to post whatever you want, whenever you want, about your Christmas Challenge progress. It’s also for your Tuesday debrief should you wish your creations to remain a secret from friends and family that may read your blog. Meg mentioned that the people who read her blog will be the ones she is making gifts for, so she came up with this brilliant idea to make a blog that everyone can contribute to!