|We didn't get plane tickets home, but we did score free tickets to the Nutcracker!|
And another great thing about Christmas on a budget is the Crafty Christmas Club. I've gotten a lot of inspiration for homemade gifts here. The edible suggestions are particularly appealing. Who doesn't want candied pecans? Delicious. Thanks Tilly for organizing this again!
So money is tight, yes, but things aren't bleak and I know I'm not alone. My little sis is writing a column for GoodFood World about eating well on a budget, so it seems to be a common theme around here. Anyway, the whole reason I brought up money - even though it's an impolite topic - is that I just opened up an Etsy shop to sell my vintage patterns. Since I can't really justify accumulating more and more patterns and fabric when money is tight, I figure I better sell a few things before I indulge in anything new. So please, check out my shop! There's not a lot in it now - opening up each pattern, verifying the pieces, taking photos, and creating a listing takes time - but there will be more before too long.