Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in July

Last year, I came across what quickly became one of my favorite blogs to read each day. Smalltown Simplicity. Much inspiration and encouragment can be found here. Lydia's post about making a Waldorf doll for her daughter inspired me to do the same for my little girl.

While browsing around on her blog, I found a post talking about a handmade Christmas and quickly became inspired to do the same. I decided to try my best at making this year a handmade kind of Christmas.

I've been brainstorming, trying to decide what to make for everyone. The kids will be easy! I am thinking of making them some PJ's, little wooden dolls, painted wooden trains, a car roll and crayon roll,

Photo Courtesy of Gluesticks


Photo Courtesy of The Pleated Poppy


and these awesome floor pillows:

Photo Courtesy of  Living With Punks

For my mom and mom-in-law, I was thinking of making them smaller versions {lap size} of this Stacked Coins Quilt:

Photo Courtesy of Moda Bakeshop

As far as my sister and all the men, well that is where it gets tricky. They are all rather picky and trying to find handmade items to make for them is proving to be rather difficult.  I was, however, thinking of making my sister one of these bags and stuffing it with some gift cards to her favorite stores.

Photo Courtesy of Made By Rae

I just need to keep brainstorming for the guys!


Have you ever done a handmade Christmas? What did you end up making?

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Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. – John 17:17

3 comments:

  1. Those peg dolls look cute!

    I attempted a homemade Christmas once. I'm very (very) sorely lacking in the creativity department so I don't believe I should try it again. I can scrapbook and if I come up with a theme for someone, I'm happy to put together scrapbooks. But that's about the extent of things and were I have learned to call it quits!

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  2. I'm working on it too! I usually make my mom and Ken's parents yearly scrapbooks {and Ken too!}. I'm going to continue with that, but am searching for projects for my girls. Not quite sure I'd like to make for them!

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  3. Those look like some great gifts!!! I hope you get your hand-made Christmas! :)

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in July

Last year, I came across what quickly became one of my favorite blogs to read each day. Smalltown Simplicity. Much inspiration and encouragment can be found here. Lydia's post about making a Waldorf doll for her daughter inspired me to do the same for my little girl.

While browsing around on her blog, I found a post talking about a handmade Christmas and quickly became inspired to do the same. I decided to try my best at making this year a handmade kind of Christmas.

I've been brainstorming, trying to decide what to make for everyone. The kids will be easy! I am thinking of making them some PJ's, little wooden dolls, painted wooden trains, a car roll and crayon roll,

Photo Courtesy of Gluesticks


Photo Courtesy of The Pleated Poppy


and these awesome floor pillows:

Photo Courtesy of  Living With Punks

For my mom and mom-in-law, I was thinking of making them smaller versions {lap size} of this Stacked Coins Quilt:

Photo Courtesy of Moda Bakeshop

As far as my sister and all the men, well that is where it gets tricky. They are all rather picky and trying to find handmade items to make for them is proving to be rather difficult.  I was, however, thinking of making my sister one of these bags and stuffing it with some gift cards to her favorite stores.

Photo Courtesy of Made By Rae

I just need to keep brainstorming for the guys!


Have you ever done a handmade Christmas? What did you end up making?

Photobucket
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. – John 17:17

3 comments:

  1. Those peg dolls look cute!

    I attempted a homemade Christmas once. I'm very (very) sorely lacking in the creativity department so I don't believe I should try it again. I can scrapbook and if I come up with a theme for someone, I'm happy to put together scrapbooks. But that's about the extent of things and were I have learned to call it quits!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm working on it too! I usually make my mom and Ken's parents yearly scrapbooks {and Ken too!}. I'm going to continue with that, but am searching for projects for my girls. Not quite sure I'd like to make for them!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those look like some great gifts!!! I hope you get your hand-made Christmas! :)

    ReplyDelete

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