Merry - A Handmade Seasonal Guide Dec 2015 - Page 4

MELISS AD IR E O NZ WEET ESC HE S AP •T E EDITOR’S NOTE A year ago I had this idea of getting a bunch of my blogger pals together to put out a magazine full of real handmade holiday projects to inspire people to get crafty. Here we are again, a year later, spreading the same holiday handmade cheer with a new talented bunch. I don’t know if it’s just my imagination but I feel like this year we’ve been completely overwhelmed by messages to buy buy buy. My reaction has been the opposite and I’m craving nights in to make make make. This issue of Merry is full of holiday inspiration to keep you busy this holiday without fighting the crowds at the mall. Whether you’re making gifts, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, decking the halls or looking to support the maker community we have you covered. Pour yourself a nice warm mug of your favourite, sit back and take it all in. Then step back from the screen and make something Merry! Don’t forget to tag your creations with #MerryMag so we can see what you’ve been up to. Wishing you all a happy handmade holiday! Melissa 4