this fall i have been committing myself to learning new handmade skills. i was going to just write "skills" but then you might expect that i'm brushing up on my long division, or learning how to change a tire! rather, i've realized that i love creating - so i'm expanding my crafting repertoire! this holiday i want to make all of my gifts by hand...or most of them anyways! in the past couple months i've learned two different types of bookbinding, the basics of sewing and embroidery, and i'm trying to teach myself calligraphy. in the upcoming months i want to learn:
and so much more!
do you have any suggestions??
i know it's a long list but it's kind of brightening my life to try my hand at these new things. if i'm not too embarassed - i'll share some of my handmade gifts here! below are some images of what i've created/been working on lately: