Both kids (and a few neighbors/friends) got these ornaments made from felted sweater scraps.
I held on to those scraps after I saw this in the anthropologie catalog, for $8 a pop (although they are now $2 after Christmas!):
I also made this little ornament for my book club exchange--it turned out so cute! And my friend-for-life (since we were three) ended up with it, so that's fun. Also I guess attaching this was a dead giveaway for which gift was mine, and she likes my taste in books, so not exactly a coincidence, but...
|Felted sweater cover with regular old felt pages.|
When I made this tic-tac-toe board for The Boy's buddy, he had to have one too--so I made him his own! It was Little Sister's gift to him--isn't she thoughtful?
Even though I enjoy making kindle covers, I bought a leather one for the dad. But he did not escape the homemade gift fairy completely--The Boy helped me make this shirt that I saw on Pinterest. He drives his cars on the road, Dad gets a back rub. Right?
|The front is so stylish, he'll probably wear it every day.|
|You can get the printable template to trace this pattern here:|
Car Shirt Tutorial
I saw so many variations of these pretty painted mugs on pinterest that I wanted to try it myself. So some friends and family got these mugs filled with treats. Dishwasher safe and everything!
|The glass of wine is required. I promise it makes your painting look better (at least to you).|
|Painted with this stuff--hard to come by|
the week before Christmas! I guess I wasn't the
only one painting mugs this year. Thanks a lot, pinterest.
I also tried my hand at making Irish Cream, and I think it turned out well. Stronger than the storebought stuff I had in my fridge when we did a side-by-side, but tasty!
|With a felted scrap ornament|
This scarf was made from an upcycled sweater--I didn't want to do another infinity scarf so I tried making ruffles for a little something special, and what do you know...it worked! I'll do a whole post on this one soon.
|I wish my sweater wasn't blue so that you could see it better. Oh well.|
|Close up of the ruffles|
This framed photo was a gift that I blogged about previously,
|Repurposed "art" frame from Ross|
and I am also known for doing family photo calendars which have become quite indispensable, and this year was no exception.
Oh, I did have a few duds--this was one of them. This craft dough (it's just baking soda, cornstarch, and water that you cook on the stovetop) was totally easy to make, lovely to work with...but then it dried terribly, all cracked and broken! Back to the drawing board for this one, unless someone out there knows what I did wrong!
|This would have been cute, am I right?|
Did you make any of your gifts this year? Let me know, so I can get busy for next year!