|A calming lavender foot bath – made and photographed by Grey Catsidhe, 2012|
For the past several weeks, I’ve been very busy crafting gifts for the Winter Solstice! Making things for others is one of my favorite things to do with my talents, and I only wish I had started sooner on this year’s gifts. Several ideas will have to wait until next Yuletide!
I’ve been sewing, knitting, and crocheting several fun pieces, but I’ve also been trying my hand at some beauty products. Stumped on what to give an older family member suffering with illness, I decided to make the calming lavender foot bath photographed above using lavender, epsom salt, and essential oils. I hope he gets some use out of it and that it brings him some relief!
Crafting for loved ones is such a magical act for me. I spend a lot of time thinking and meditating on what is just right for an individual. Sometimes, Brighid sends me some inspiration but often I keep tabs on what people admire or need throughout the year. I then set to work, making offerings to Brighid in thanks and putting my love into the objects I create.
Are any of my readers making gifts for the holidays this year?