What are you giving this year?

With the economy in the crapper, it's an especially good time to consider de-commercializing the holidays.
I'm not saying I don't want to get (er, I mean *give*) a ton of gifts, but let's get real. I can't even afford to set foot in a mall right now, and I can only virtually window-shop online.
So what am I going to do?

The more I think about the state of the States right now, the more I think about the world at large.
Frankly, I don't want to spend my money on the gifts that I can afford - gifts that are probably made in sweat shops with terrible conditions and sub-living wages.
And I really can't afford to support the local designers using only organic denim to make those great jeans, no matter how much I'd like to.

But heck, I'm a crafty person! And I'm surrounded by a creative community from whom I could learn a myriad of new skills.

And I figured if I'm feeling this way, there's probably a few of you out there who can identify.

So hey, let's put this site and this community to work!

What are we gonna make this year?

Let's come together as a helpful, creative community and share some ideas, then work with each other figure out the best ways to get them made.

So tell us your ideas. If you already know how you're going to go about it, great, share that too! You'll be sure to inspire others.

Have an idea that you don't know how to actuate? Share that too, and we as a community will come up with some answers.

What do you say??

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uguy8 years ago
With the economy in the crapper, it's an especially good time to consider de-commercializing the holidays.

In the crapper? I don't think so. But, I agree with the decommercializing of Christmas.
scoochmaroo (author) 8 years ago
Wow, I just saw these super cute patterns on wee wonderfuls!

They're totally cheap and look really easy. They even have some just for handsewing! Think about all the people you could impress with your newfound sewing skills.

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I've been thinking about it, too...but haven't a clue!

Hey, that rhymes!
UGH!!!

Why, oh why must you make your words that tiny?? I have to cut and paste every time just to read them. >:O

</rant>
. In FF, <ctrl> + scroll wheel = change text size (pseudo-zoom).
. Or use ClipBook Viewer.
. It is irritating, isn't it?
Thanks, but it would still be nice if we could just all stay away from super tiny words.

*wakes up and realizes that that will never happen*
What?
Maybe I'm just jealous because I don't know how to do uber tiny words.

hint, hint
bah humbug LOL
See my orange board...i put it there to remind myself
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