Every year you start with dreams of making your own holiday gifts … only to be reduced to tins of store-bought cookies. So get your creativity flowing here, where classes on all things crafty, from denim jewelry design to making journals out of junk mail to greeting-card painting, will have you talking in a Connecticut accent by the time you’re done. If your best efforts fail? Mew sells handmade goodies by local artisans. That’s still better than stale cookies.