My mother asked me if, this year, I would make Christmas skirts for the girls instead of buying them Christmas dresses (as was her yearly tradition before being moved to a nursing home). Um, how do you say 'no' to your mother in a nursing home?
Finding festive fabric was the first hurdle. We don't have any big fabric stores within an hour or so, and our walmart didn't have a scrap of anything Christmasy. Go figure. Another reason to hate that place. It took me about two weeks of looking before I remembered a place that MIGHT have some, and I was right. They also had a great selection, and charged half the price I would have paid anywhere else!
If all things go well, I can knock off a skirt in 3-4 hours. And thankfully, things went well. I had all the skirts (plus a tree skirt) done in the space of a week, and we found pretty sparkly turtlenecks to go with them at Kmart.