Christmas Gifts 2011

reusable totes wrapped christmas giftsMy goal for Christmas 2011 was to make or buy handmade gifts for at least a part of my giving. During the summer, I decided to save new reusable bags and use them instead of buying paper and wrapping Christmas gifts. I realize this makes me the unpopular, goober aunt, but I thought it would be a good idea to for each child to have a bag to pack any presents they receive since it normally looks like a tornado rips through the room and there’s always previous little pieces lost in the pile.

pups and trucks pillowcaseWhile shopping at a local fabric, I fell in love with the Robert Kaufman’s pups in pickup trucks fabric because it reminded me of my nephew and his dog. I made him a pillowcase and wrote a note letting him know why he was getting a pillowcase and that I personalized it with his name. I think he liked it, but he was really excited about the iTunes gift card.

hand set bedazzled mascot tees

My two older nieces who are cheerleaders got bedazzled t-shirts with the names of their mascots. Long before this space was a blog, it was marketplace for personalized and embellished tees just like the ones above. Some people who did not know me six years ago when I closed my online business don’t know I own a t-shirt press and a Caboodle full of glue-back rhinestones. If only I had a toddler in pageants (just kidding!).

skeleton stuffieMy youngest nephew loves stuffed animals and while at the Crafty Supermarket I saw a stuffed skeleton that reminded me of his Halloween costume. I had it wrapped at the Yelp gift wrap stand so I never saw who made it and when my nephew opened it I wasn’t going to take it back to look, but she had a booth of great stuff!

kit kat onesieMy newest niece got a personalized onesie with her nickname, Kit-Kat, on it. As you can tell she’s thrilled to get. No really, it is hard to capture an image without an adult’s face in the background, the baby looking at the camera and the cousin helping hold up the clothing.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!

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  1. Elsie
    February 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    First of all I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Thank you!

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