This year I decided that I really wanted to try to do more handmade items for Christmas gifts. I always try to include something handmade but I just wanted to try to do more this year. I began working on several gifts back in September and finally got everything done just in time for Christmas. Since all the gifts have been opened I can post pictures now.
For my mom I made a doily.
My mom and sister both got wellness bags.
I also sent my grandmother and my aunt Sue one of the eye pillows.
My dad got a bird house.
My mom and dad own and run the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast and the Apple Blossom Farm House so I made my dad the Apple Seed Bird House! The bird house was store bought but I painted it.
For my nephew Silas I made a mat that he can play with his toy cars on. I designed the mat after the town that they live in and included their house and street and the buildings and landmarks in the area.
My mother-in-law got a pair of lounge pants I made from a pattern in an Amy Butler book. I know I took a picture of them but I can’t find it.
Richie got a waffle maker which isn’t handmade but since he doesn’t cook and I will be making all of the waffles that come out of it I think it counts!
I also handmade all of the gifts I made for the staff at the school where I teach. Everyone got a Christmas ornament made from a recycled aluminum can lid. I found the patterns in the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanes Farm Magazine.