This has been one of the hardest years for me for buying or making Christmas gifts.
I don't know why, maybe it's because the grands are teens now and the buying of toys is kind of a thing of the past. NOT that I'm wishing there were more small kids, or that the ones we have should not get older... but teens are harder.
You cannot buy the girls clothing unless they approve. You. Can. Not. Or the thing you buy will most likely never again see the light of day, unless they toss it in the donation bag and someone else's kid wears it.
Ask me how I know this... no, never mind.
So, sadly, there is no further need for making clothing for their dolls either. I have really enjoyed the knitting and sewing for these small beauties. Maybe I can find another outlet for that.
I found out a few years ago that most of THOSE handmade items got donated too, instead of being brought back to me for my own version of recycling. :-(
Through a number of snafus with a local department store delivery department, an order I placed was delivered at my old address. It was something I seriously needed, so I hopped into the car and drove there, surprising the new tenants and picking up the package. Much to their relief, I may add. The poor woman was describing how she chased after the UPS truck when she realized it wasn't her item! To judge by all the porch piracy on TV, not many would do that!
To return the favor of keeping my package safe, I brought her a box of doll items for her small daughter on my next trip through town. I hope she enjoys them when she opens the box in a few days!
This year's baking still remains to be done. Not sure when that will be happening. I don't need the sugar, but DH has such a sweet tooth!
I hope your holidays are merry and bright. Don't forget the Reason for the Season.
Bless you all...