Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our Handmade Gifts

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Our family sure did. My husband and I created most of the gifts for our family this year. It was  rewarding and fun.

My husband silk screened t-shirts with his Yudu machine for everyone in our family, a total of twelve t-shirts. It was fun watching him find and create designs tailored to each person. He put a lot of thought and effort into it and everyone loved their shirt.

I made my Mom and Mom-in-law crocheted Mary Jane slippers with this really great pattern I purchased from sylver on Etsy. My Mom has a fondness for Mary Jane shoes and when I came across this pattern, it was a definite must! My Mom-in-law loved hers and kept saying "This is just the best Christmas!" She really loved the small thoughtful gifts she received.

I made my parents each a glassy gift, as if they need more knick-knacks, I know!! They have quite the collection going. This tutorial from Aardvarks Art Glass was just perfect. Dad got a little fish bowl with two fishies and Mom got some crazy Cacti! I had a lot of fun making these and really enjoyed the tutorial Cathy of Aardvarks is a hoot!

It was really enjoyable giving handmade gifts, I definitely felt like a little part of us went into each one. They were all made with love :)