December 7, 2007 – I admire Leslie Lowe. In this weeks Coast, she talks about her efforts to make all of her Christmas Gifts. My husband and I have done that for a few years – out of necessity some years and out of desire other years. I can appreciate all the work that goes in to planning, never mind making, items. If this is daunting, how about the taking the handmade pledge – to buying only handmade products.