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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Handmade Christmas Gifts

So I probably have some big dreams for Christmas this year; but in actuality I probably won't get everything done. 1. Mouse puppet - I will be making a pattern and the mouse will go with 2. Felt fruits and vegetables - I'm not sure what free patterns are out there since I need some very specific patterns. I will probably make them up as I go, but seriously, if you have an idea of how to make GRAPES, please share with me! Together the mouse and the fruit will go with the book Lunch by Denise Fleming. It's a great book and great for a little puppet kit. 3. Silhouettes - I just think it'd be neat to do these now before the children get any older. See my sidebar for two examples under "upcoming projects." 4. Family Tree - These will be for some family members. I already made some. You can see some here. So those are some ideas I have at this point. When I saw the idea over at Mommy's Wise Little Bookworms, I decided to take a break from our stress and share. Want to see more handmade ideas? Head on over to here. (It's nice to be home from the hospital, but it is better to not worry about E. Maybe I'm in denial, but I am really hoping that this was a one time thing. Even though he is on meds for seizures, I am really hoping that they aren't even needed. You know?)

5 comments:

Rachel said...

What great gift ideas! :D I too ahve been thinking of making my Christmas gifts and what I'm gong to give. :) I'll keep an eye out for those grapes for you! ;)

I am so glad E is home now! I'll continue to pray for him and you all! Yes, I can understand that. I actualy was in denial about my thyroid condtition. I thought it would go away and God would jsut heal me of it and I wouldn't have to worry about it anymore. But God's ways are not mans ways...and so He has chosen to give me a "thorn in the flesh" so to speak and to work through this with His help so I'll rely on Him for strength and not on myself! :) But I hope for E's sake, that he will have no more of these seizures and will be able to go off the medication eventually. :)

Blessings to you and Hugs!
~Rachel~

Ticia said...

Grapes: brown felt and pom-poms, they do not make purple (that I could find in large quantities), so get green.
Roll a six inch by 3 inch piece of the felt into a thick tube.
Sew a running stitch down the length so it doesn't unroll while you're working on it (this is only for that purpose, so don't worry about how good it is, mostly it will be covered).
Start sewing on pom-poms. You can sew through the middle of them and they'll stay on just fine, sew more up and the top, than the bottom, and it turns out super duper cute, and it does look like grapes.
I did that for my kids last year, and they loved it. I'll see if I can find any of the websites I have for felt food from when I made some. Most of them are buy my pattern.

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

I'm having issues with MckLinky and won't be using them I just wanted you to know I added this to the new linky I'll be using!

great post!

hope all is well, your famiy is in my thoughts and prayers!

hugs!

Sharon said...

I have been wanting to do shillouetts too! How are you going to do it?
sharonsaad at gmail dot com

shapinglittlesouls.blogspot.com

Kit said...

What a great idea with the felt fruit. I want to make some finger puppets for my Little one. I love felt, there is so much you can do!

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