Remember Sandra Lee of Semi Homemade fame? She would doctor-up cake mixes or store bought food to create something that tasted homemade, but without the amount of work homemade food can sometimes take. Today, I wanted to talk to you about "Semi Homemade Crafting". I think sometimes people don't attempt to craft because they feel overwhelmed by the time, energy, and supplies one needs to craft. Take an Easter gift. Let's say you want to give the children in your life something homemade for their Easter baskets. That's great! But then time starts speeding-up and you start to feel overwhelmed and the next thing you know, it's Holy Saturday and you are desperately cruising the local drug store for last minute Easter gifts. Grabbing toddler-slobbered stuffed rabbits and weeks old jelly beans. That scenario isn't going to make anyone happy on Easter morning.
What if, instead, you cut yourself a break? Instead of planning to weave your own basket, sew a life-sized, stuffed rabbit, and make your own marshmallows for Peeps(TM),you just picked ONE of those activities? I'm guessing you might feel little less overwhelmed and might get things ready sooner rather than later. I'm also SURE you will feel a lot less guilty on Easter morning. This Easter, my ONE homemade contribution is a small bunch of felt, stuffed carrots, perfect for all the (store bought) stuffed bunnies that will be hopping into our house. (They get hungry you know.) A little project like this makes me feel like I put a personal, loving touch to the holiday without losing my sanity. And, since the carrots are handsewn, they are the perfect thing to work on while I'm vegging out in front of the television in the evenings.
How are you making your Easter semi homemade?
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