Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Crafts to Give

Ok! Here is a sampling of projects I made and have given away. The only thing missing is the collection of doll clothes my mom and I made for my daughter and an apron for my Grandma. I'll get some up soon.
First up, my SIL's and I decided to give my MIL a break for Christmas (meaning we took Christmas dinner over). With this as our inspiration, my SIL, Karamie, made a beautiful table spread.
Next, my winter 2008 obsession is hats and scarves. As I have recently learned to crochet, I was very inspired to make this hat/scarf set for my trendy SIL , Sally. To complete it (and to add a bit off fun to the aqua) I added a bright red felt flower pin. (See here for more info.) This is what the pin looks like up close:
For my FIL, who came to stay with us for Christmas, a "golden plates" tie tack made with sculpy clay. The kids also made hot dogs, a Christmas tree, and some more...um...abstract tacks.
For my MIL and SIL who were also with us on Christmas, a hat and glove set (think $1.49 each at target!) Adorn it with a colorful felt in, and you have a fashionable accessory set!
For the newly wed cousin who loves to cook, a sweet new apron, paired of course with a church cookbook (not pictured) and some crocheted dish cloths (also not pictured-but will have to in the future-love them!).
And, last but not least, for the little princess cousin: her very own doll, Nora. This pattern came from The Black Apple and you can get your very own FREE pattern here (You can also buy them on Etsy.)

Phew! Christmas was super busy and I'm glad it's done for another year! I'll be on the lookout for some fun Valentine-themed projects and any great ideas for that special holiday (both husband and family related)

I hope each of you had a Merry Christmas!


Jennie said...

You are so amazing. I can't believe you did all of that. How fun!

rubberbandgirl said...

The dolls just keep getting cuter!

Anisa said...

I still want to make one or more of those dolls. But now that I watched the video and have the patterns, I can get to that!!!