Six days until Christmas! It has been as busy as Santa’s Workshop around here lately, and unbelievably I only have TWO gifts left to make! Way ahead of my normal schedule. I’ve been making Christmas presents for my family and friends since I was a kid, it makes the holiday so much fun, really. I truly enjoy coming up with fresh ideas, and spending some time working on gifts for the people who make my life such fun. Of course I’ve done some knitting, 3 doggie sweaters for 3 precious doggies. The pattern is Dandy Dog Sweater from Fiber Trends, it is a great pattern with 3 variations. Here is the lovely Rosie modeling her’s.
Several hats, cowls and mittens. I’ve linked to my favorite freebie patterns, just click on the word to go to the Ravelry pattern page(s). The mittens have been such fun to embellish, these are for 3-year-old Hank.
I also embroidered more than a dozen Ikea kitchen towels with a Christmas-y pine sprig. A simple, but practical gift for some dear friends.
My darling daughter, needed 4 gifts for her ‘besties’ from school. We decided on monogrammed hand-warming packets. They are about 3 inches square, made of felt and filled with rice. After microwaving for about 30 seconds they’ll stay warm for several hours. The girls loved them, and Caroline is indebted to me for
life, a couple of days, at least!
And I tried my hand at wood-burning as an embellishment to some bamboo cutting boards. I used a mason jar to trace on a circle, then penciled in a script letter and the year of marriage of each couple receiving the gift. Next came the burning.
This was my first ever attempt at wood-burning, and I am so pleased with how these turned out! It was so much fun, and fairly easy, my head is full of ideas for more. The wood-burning tool belongs to my 10-year-old son, so he is taking partial credit for these!
It’s been a busy week, a friend told me today, “You know you could start making gifts a month before Christmas?!”
What would be fun about that??
Have you made anything fun for a gift this Christmas? (I’m looking for ideas!)