Back in the olden days...and I mean before MY olden days, women had a variety of crafts to occupy long winter nights. At the time, it was because of the inability to be out and about during the winter months.
Today, we have the capacity to head out the door, get in our cars and go wherever we wish. But there is something to be said for those old traditions.
Making crafts at home not only is a frugal activity, you actually have something beautiful to show for your efforts. Whether given as gifts or used around your own home, there is a tangible result.
Some crafts do require more of an initial outlay of cash while others can be started with little or no money. One great place to start for ideas if you're new to the crafting game is Pinterest. It abounds with ideas, particularly for re purposed and recycled items.
This winter, find a craft that fulfills you. Staying home will save gas, wear and tear on the car, and will keep you out of that mall!