Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Handmade Christmas presents

So I had lofty goals of making several Christmas presents for Christmas '09, but in the end I only made two. Still, I'm pleased that I got anything made at all. AND, now that I know how gratifying it can be to give away something you made yourself, perhaps I'll plan better for next year. Perhaps.

Anyway, my friend Melissa did much better with her handmade goals. Check out some of the cool things she made here.

Here is my feeble attempt at a homemade Christmas gifts: a bow holder for Cady's room. I had been wanting one for awhile because all of her bows (which she rarely wears, but I feel compelled to keep orderly) were stuffed in the top of a card box in a ziploc bag in a drawer. Phew. But, being the indecisive person that I am I could not decide which one to get. Plus, they can be pricey. My friend Amy tipped me off that I could buy this wooden thing for about $3 so I decided to make it. I made one for my cousin Michelle's baby girl too. EvaClaire's had a lime green background with polka dots (I failed to take a pic of it before I wrapped it, and I refused to unwrap it for a picture). It was cute too, but I liked the way Cady's turned out better. So, without further ado, here it is:

If any of you are interested in one for a child with bow containment needs, let me know. I'll make you a deal as I'm always interested in night projects to keep my mind off my day job. Sigh. Bird by bird, as Anne Lamott would say.


Megan said...

Well done! It's too cute! :D

Kristin said...

Ummm....that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love how it matches her crib set (doesn't it? i seem to remember birdies on the bumper or something...) :)
If I had a boy, I would definitely commission one!

Amy said...

This looks great!

Mandy Mc said...

Aw, thanks friends! I had such a great time making them. Chad even got into it by helping me measure and cut the ribbon :-) And, yes, Kristin, it does match her bedding...good memory!

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