It's hard to believe that we are down to 9 Saturdays until Christmas.(OK...don't send me any hate emails....I didn't invent the calendar.....) Maybe it's just because I'm getting older, but months seem to fly by these days. Seems like we just celebrated the 4th of July and here we are looking forward to all the year end holidays. I don't know about anyone else, but as I've mentioned before, I am doing my very best to really curb my spending and that includes my crafting addiction hobbies. I've been going through my craft drawers and digging out projects that I've had for years and never actually done anything with. This adorable snowman peeking out of a window is from a kit I bought on ebay years ago. I like to set the ebay filter to "ending soonest" and then check out the cross stitch kits and booklets that only have a few minutes left. Depending on the time of day or night, you can pick things up that have no bids for a buck or two at the last minute. I've done this with just about anything, rubber stamps, scrapbook supplies, etc. I finished my new little friend here and I'm going to use him as the center of a quilted pillow for my living room. When I rediscovered all that fabric during the summer, this stack of Christmas fabric was in there too. It was left over from the stockings I made over 20 years ago. I love the way being on a tight budget is really forcing me to be more creative and use things in ways I normally wouldn't have thought of. Anyone else have any budget friendly holiday ideas?