Handmade Christmas Part 1

Whew! Christmas definitely kept me busy this year, but it was worth every second that I stayed up past my bedtime. There's nothing like the joy of making handmade gifts for friends and family for Christmas - especially when they're well received!

As promised, here are some photos of some of the gifts that I made for Christmas. I'm going to break this up into a few different posts to keep them from being too overwhelming so be sure to check back for parts 2 and 3. First up are the gifts that I made for my little Prince, Kainen.

Leg warmers to protect those precious little knees when he starts crawling.
Made from womens knee socks, this was a very practical and economical gift,
not to mention adorable! I'll be sure to snap some photos of him wearing them soon!

A chain of 100% cotton crocheted rings to sooth sore teeth.
(great because they're natural and can be wet down and frozen)
To make these I used a double strand of cotton yarn crocheted
in the round until reaching the desired length, sewed them
together and Voila! A beautiful, safe and eco friendly gift.

An Amish puzzle ball and a block with a rice filled rattle inside. The
puzzle ball is by far the most rewarding thing I've ever made. It was
really time consuming, but I adore the way it turned out and my son
loves it. The high contrast colors grab his attention and the overall
design makes it easy for him to grasp. I'm hoping to get a tutorial up
for this in the near future.

The block is pretty straight forward, but I jazzed it up by placing some
rice inside of two water bottle caps and gluing them together. I nestled
my little Mcgyver rattle inside among the polyfill and now it makes the
sweetest little rattling sound.

Now that the holidays are over, I'm feeling a lot less overwhelmed and am ready to get back into regular crafting and blogging. On that note, Thank you for all of your kind words and patience while I was on hiatus! I can't tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of my readers and how much your kindness means to me! You guys ROCK!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Handmade Christmas featuring the gifts that I made for my princess, Nadija.

P.S. If you like what you see here, I'd love it if you'd share!


Trudy Callan said...

These gifts are wonderful. They look store bought, too! Can't wait to see the others.

urban craft said...

so great, I think every holiday should be a handmade one! happy 2010!

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