Here's the most problematic part of this plan -- I don't have a creative/artsy/crafty bone in my body. It seems like so many of my friends are able to make handmade gifts for their families. I'm jealous. And is there a mommy blogger (besides me) who ISN'T crafty? All of my favorite natural parenting bloggers have cute Etsy shops and posts filled with how-to's on art projects with preschoolers and handmade pillowcase dresses. I figure if I have a whole year to work on it surely I can manage to knit some scarves, sew a few blankets and make a bar of soap, right?... Right?... Maybe.
A friend from work is teaching me to knit. She swears the basic stitch is all I need to know to make simple scarves and blankets. She thinks I could pretty easily learn to knit hats and baby booties too, but I think that's too much pressure for me! I love cute no-sew projects like knotted fleece throws and mei tai's and woven wraps that just require fabric and scissors. So those are my ideas so far... I'd love some simple craft project suggestions from all you talented mamas out there!