Thursday, January 13, 2011

creative holidays...

in just about one month... we had five birthdays plus christmas.  my husband, my sister-in-law, both nieces, and my mom.  all in a month.  i made as much as i could.  although there are still many presents in the making, and even more in my head.  i won't let them go...

but i did make a lot...

a placemat for naia...



and an owl shirt for naia, too...


a freezer paper printed skull shirt for my brother...


leo made some "hand towels" for his grandmas... ("hand towels!"  love it!!!)...



an apron for monica...



some barrettes for my nieces...


and a little holder for each of them so they won't get lost...



some rhubarb jam for my aunt... (that was the first time i a) made jam and b) ever saw rhubarb!)


a hat for my hubby.  still no sweater.  we're going on the fourth year for the sweater in the making.  for now, a hat.


and a star ornament for leo.  as a child, we got an ornament each year, and that's now what our tree is decorated with.  we're continuing on with the tradition, but i thought it would be nice to make them.  he chose a green and blue star, so we got to it.


it was so nice to be in our own home for christmas, even though we very much missed our families back east.  but to have our own tree, wake up in our own beds... read "the night before christmas" to leo all snuggled up... it was priceless.  

2 comments:

Jenny said...

You've been BUSY!!! How are you, friend? I love all of these handmade gifts. You are so talented and did such an amazing job! Hope you and you family are having a happy new year!

Cheryn said...

you so crafty, sista.