It's that time of year again! I think that Christmas, or more specifically, the hustle, bustle and trimming that goes along with it, is somewhat overrated (sorry to those of you who just love it!). Put a collection of people with different ages and interests together under one roof for a considerable length of time and there is bound to be some degree of annoyance. It's probably impossible to avoid this, but the trick is managing it effectively. To that end what about getting the kids sewing this Christmas? It keeps them quiet for a good long while and different members of the family such as mum or grandma can oversee progress and give help or advice when needed. In the longer term you could be giving them a life-long interest and a creative outlet that they will be very grateful for in years to come. There are 10 wonderful little free projects at http://www.patchworkposse.com/2013/06/easy-sewing-projects-for-kids/ . I particularly like this bird, but there are other less seasonal ones to choose from too.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.