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Top 10 Reactions to Crazy Last Minute Christmas Crafting Mayhem – In GIFS

It’s hardcore Christmas crafting time, and while some of you smug sort might have gotten them all done, the rest of us are at this moment experiencing some mild, silent terror, and making all kinds of mental bargains with ourselves about how we’ll never let this happen again. Regardless of how much you have left, or what you’ve already done, we’ve all felt these moments at one point along the line…

1) When you’re sitting pretty on your Christmas crafting list early November, and you forget about it for ONE MOMENT and suddenly you realize it’s mid Dec and you have pretty much all of it left to do.

When you're sitting pretty on your Christmas crafting list early November, and you forget about it for ONE MOMENT and suddenly you realize it's mid Dec and you have pretty much all of it left to do.

 

2) You go look inside your crafting closet for that one simple thing you’re sure you have and totally need for this project, and realize it’s not quite as organized as you hoped.

You go look inside your crafting closet for that one simple thing you're sure you have and totally need for this project, and realize it's not quite as organized as you hoped.

 

3) When you get a good start on some of those super-involved presents, and someone stops by and goes, “Oh I love that! Can you make me one for Christmas?”

About a week before Christmas.

When you get a good start on some of those super-involved presents, and someone stops by and goes, "Oh I love that! Can you make me one for Christmas?"  About a week before Christmas.

 

4) When someone steals your super sharp, super nice crafting scissors you need to finish your project, and you find them cutting paper with it.

When someone steals your super sharp, super nice crafting scissors you need to finish your project, and you find them cutting paper with it.

 

5) What you want to do to your machine if it breaks that thread ONE MORE TIME.

What you want to do to your machine if it breaks that thread ONE MORE TIME.

 

6) When you realize your perfectly stitched design is actually sorta in the wrong spot on your project, and you have no room to fix it.

 When you realize you your perfectly stitched design is actually sorta in the wrong spot on your project, and you have no room to fix it.

 

7) When someone asks you why you’re so upset about stitching the wrong color green on your project, and you just can’t quite explain. It was…almost…perfect!

When someone asks you why you're so upset about stitching the wrong color green on your project, and you just can't quite explain. It was...almost...perfect!

 

8) When you come back to find in the last 2 minutes of embroidery on your super-involved, time-consuming totally gorgeous project…. it just stitched itself together.

When you come back to find in the last 2 minutes of embroidery on your super-involved, time-consuming totally gorgeous project.... it just stitched itself together.

 

9) When you show someone the presents you worked so hard on, that took so much time, and they go… “Oh that’s amazing!” …

“Wait, oh, you just made it with a machine? I thought you said you made them yourself?”

When you show someone the presents you worked so hard on, that took so much time, and they go... "Oh that's amazing!" ...  "Wait, oh, you just made it with a machine? I thought you said you made them yourself?"

 

10) Finally, after all the hard work, when you give someone their present, and they love it. And you try and act all cool about it, and totally fail.

Finally, after all the hard work, when you give someone their present, and they love it. And you try and act all cool about it, and totally fail.

 

Don’t worry. Regardless of what you might have learned this year, next year it’ll probably be all the same glorious mayhem all over again. Happy Holiday Crafting everyone!

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Fridays At The Office

Behind the scenes peeks at life and work at the Urban Threads office.

We just had our big 2015 planning meeting to scheme up all the fun things we’re up to next year, and we had a little award ceremony to kick it off for the team. These are the little “awards” that were given out, depending on each team member’s mad skills. Can you guess what each one might mean?

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