It's the most wonderful time of the year!
And the craziest, too. Given how hugely pregnant I am at the moment, it makes things even that more interesting! But I've been determined to do Handmade gifts this year, and I'm sticking to it. Even if I am up until the 11th hour finishing things up.
There are only a few short days left until Christmas, and I still have a list of items that I want to complete for the kids. Just an FYI, if I had been able to start back in the Summer-time I'd definitely be finished by now. But being as sick as I was that was nearly impossible.
Here is a little preview of some of what I've done so far, and some links to things that I'm hoping to finish up before Christmas (eek!).
Last year a dear friend of mine asked me to make her some Saints Dolls, and this year she asked me to add to her collection. Since I was making a few for her, I decided to include one of those for my youngest. So he is getting a Soft Saint of Joseph, who he's named after. (He's actually Matthew Joseph, and I'm hoping to add Matthew soon to the collection of Soft Saints that is developing!)
My daughter, who will be 8 soon, loves to put things together. Craft kits, and embroidery projects. She's always giving me suggestions about things that we could do, so I thought I'd put something together for her that gives her freedom to do what she wants. I saw something like this on Etsy and thought it was a great idea for a little girl!
And we can always make or buy other pretty beads for more variety.
I'll add a pretty tag to the jar with short instructions. Perfect stocking stuffer!these masks that I'm whipping up, I also made a cape! What's a Super Hero with out a cape? (Ok Ironman, Hawk Eye, and Spiderman don't wear them, but still...Capes are cool!) Turn your child's first initial into a Superman-style emblem and maybe they'll feel super too!
More pretend play dress-up masks..... Good for stocking stuffers!
Sometimes I think I may have gotten in over my head. But then...I think maybe later on, when they are older, maybe they'll appreciate that Mom made them some cool stuff when they were growing up and it makes the stress of it a little more tolerable for Mom ;)
Still on my to-do list :
This Knight Helmet
Finish up this purse and matching coin purse
(Mines in black and white Chevron)
Put last touches on Eyeglass Case Sewing Kit
I better get to it!