Wednesday, December 30

WFMW - Handmade Holidays

My only New Years Resolution is to make more of the gifts I give from now on. I am not going so far as to say all but I want to do many more.

I did manage to make two different gifts for this holiday season. To set my daughter down this path, we made ornaments for all the relatives that decorate trees. I hope to make this a tradition, adding a new different kind of ornament each year so that the relatives have a memento of her growth. I made a pants outfit for the youngest cousin. The inspiration and directions came from Today's Housewife. It would have been much easier if I had made the pants but I used store bought and just added the ruffle. Next time the pants get made too. My daughter does not wear much pants so I am working on a similar idea for a dress.

The template for the applique came from Skip to My Lou. It is my new favorite template. I have down sized the lowercase letters to write words and everything.

So that is what works for me. Check out What works for others at We are that family

2 comments:

  1. Good for you! I made lots of gifts for my children but I didn't finish them all in time. My children hve birthdays coming soon, and I hope to get them all done in time.

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  2. I just found your blog and love it! You are so talented. My 7 yodd just received her first sewing machine and is hand sewing. I, on the other hand, can only repair buttons! *sigh*
    Sincerely,
    Kelly Petrie

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