Every year around October or November, I get all ambitious about making Christmas presents. I scan articles on crafting and sewing. I pore over patterns and comb the aisles of Joann’s in search of ideas.
Every year around December, I give it up and hit the stores with my debit card to buy presents, like every other year.
Except this year.
This year, I stumbled across some pillow covers online that I knew Paul would love. Space Invader pillow covers. Not having $135 to buy the set, I thought to myself: “I bet I can make those!” Thinking about making them might have been the end of it, if I hadn’t happened to show the design to my friend, Marci, who persuaded me on the spot to go to the craft store with her and pick out the fabric. I decided to make throw pillows instead of pillow covers, and selected fabric to go with the colors of our family room. Newly energized by having the materials in hand, I set to work immediately.
On Christmas Eve (not a moment too soon), I finished!
They’re far from perfect, but, needless to say, Paul thinks they’re awesome. I’m just proud I finished them!
(If you have no idea what these are, click here.)