Laurie Wheeler, fearless leader of the Crochet Liberation Front, just wrote The Official Guide to Super Awesome Gift Giving. It’s not a crochet book… it’s a self-help book for anyone who makes gifts, or heck, anyone who gives gifts for the holidays. And you probably need to read it.
The holidays are stressful for everyone, but particularly for folks who make a majority of their presents. I, for example, begin making presents in the summer. But think about it… what is all that stress about? Worry that the recipient won’t like the gift? Not enough time for you to finish all the crafting you’ve planned? Here’s where the book will help you.
I’m not going to spill everything that’s in the book (because I think you should read it yourself!), but I’m going to share one juicy tidbit the exemplifies the gems of advice inside: If someone doesn’t like handmade gifts, don’t make them anything. Genius, right?
This book is exactly what you would expect from Laurie… she’s funny and passionate about crafters being respected for the hard work that they do. When reading this book, you’ll be reminded that you (yes, YOU! Whether you’re a crocheter, knitter, quilter…) are a person with a talent. And you shouldn’t feel compelled to spend that talent on people who won’t appreciate it. And, if you’d like to share your artwork with someone who will appreciate it… you’ll get tips on sleuthing out the perfect gift.
Maybe there’s no need for holiday stress, anymore! So, if you’re a holiday-gift maker, I recommend this book. It’s short, it’s sweet… and gosh darn, it puts the whole holiday-thing in perspective!
The blog tour marches on!
Today, the blog tour heads over to Crochet Concupiscence! Hooray!
To view the schedule for the entire tour, click here.