I’ve talked about the handmade Christmas gifts that I was making this year, and I can finally talk about them!
In the end, I made SEVEN gifts! Well, really, I completed six gifts and I started the seventh gift. (And I cut out another book, in hopes that I would be inspired to pull it together before Christmas morning. That did not happen.)
Here’s a look in list-form of what I did:
Darth Vader mug
Scarf (This is what I started, and will hopefully complete before Valentine’s Day because it’s a known fact that I like to start things and finish them years later.)
My brother is a fan of Penn State and had PSU slippers on his wish list. I made him a pair of pajama pants to go along with the slippers.
I bought this pattern off Etsy (it’s an Amy Butler pattern, of course) and knew I wanted to make the handbags for my mother- and sister-in-law. My mom had this fabric in her stash and if you know my mother-in-law, you’d understand how much this fabric was so her. I made the two bags, and then had a difficult time deciding who was getting which bag.
Then the week before Christmas, I saw this fabric I bought a few months ago and knew it would be the perfect shoulder bag for my mom. (I plan on making one for myself in the next few weeks.)
Last summer, I made this Darth Vader mug for my brother-in-law. He’s a Star Wars fan, and I had made one of these years ago for my husband. I thought it was cool and that he’d appreciate it.
I bought this cloth book fabric months ago and finally pulled it together. It was in the baby’s stocking on Christmas morning.
And, finally, my husband the East Carolina grad student received this freshly-started scarf in ECU colors. I had to start over on the scarf, so it wasn’t as long as I had hoped it would be for Christmas. I’m hoping to work on it while we’re driving tomorrow. Maybe it’ll be done before Valentine’s Day? Or even by the end of January?
There you have it. Handmade Christmas, courtesy of me! I’m really hoping to do this again next year. I really did have so much fun making everything and I think I had more pride in what I made than what I bought everyone. (I also think a lot of things were more appreciated this way.)