Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Handmade Christmas

This year for Christmas, I wanted to make as many of the gifts as I could. I had special ideas for all the girls on Jesse's side of the family and I love how each one turned out! I just wish I would have remembered to take photos of the recipients with their gifts! But luckily I did remember to take pictures before I gave them :)

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Jesse's mom recently purchased a home! She had the fun idea to name her new place "The Hen House"...I love it! So I made her a sign that is perfect for her new home :)
I cut it out of wood with my laser and made the wing a separate piece. I painted the wing orange (to match her kitchen!) and engraved the words on the wing. I then glued it together and added a hanger on the back. She loved it!
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For Jesse's sister-in-law, I made a large 8x10 picture frame with all their names on it. I put their last name on the top and all of their first names along the bottom. This frame matches their other home decor perfectly, so she loved it :)
For Jesse's other sister-in-law I made a super cute Double Name Album! Of course I had a lot of fun making this one since it's in my favorite colors :)
I did a mix of fun/summer/party pages as well as couple/love pages. It turned out great and of course, she loved it :)
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Did you make any handmade gifts this year? Tell me all about them!

13 comments:

  1. I just love handmade gifts and I think people are starting to appreciate them more as well.Great job!

    Brandi
    Etsy Blog Team

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  2. Awesome gifts Edi! The hen is really cute. I'm so glad that all of the recipients enjoyed them.

    I know that you already saw my handmade gifts for this year on my blog. :)

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  3. These are lovely gifts! lucky recipients!

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  4. I did made some vegie bags for all of my daughters and daugher=in=laws---ten of them!

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  5. Those are all fabulous gifts and I'm sure the recipients loved them! I made gifts this year too like bracelets and earrings and even a wall plaque with a quote that you helped me with!

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  6. Nice gifts, Edi.

    I did not make gifts this year but I did ask you to make something for my dad which he loves:)

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  7. Great gifts! I love the hen! I know that everyone was pleased with their gifts and excited that you had made them!
    I love giving handmade gifts and try to do at least a few each year.

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  8. your mother-in-law sounds like someone with a fun personality! What a great little sign! Great looking picture frame too! {:-D

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  9. I'll bet your recipients LOVED your handmade gifts. I wanted to do more this year, but only had time to make some gift card sets.

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  10. What fabulous custom gifts. They must have all loved them! The Hen House sign is adorable!!! Have a happy new year!

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  11. Hens are so much fun and your scrapbooks are so delightful! I love blue and pink together (those shades anyway)! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  12. Those are gorgeous gifts you made, Edi!
    I made quite a lot of sleepmasks and cowls as well as ruffled shorts for my nieces :)
    wishing you a happy and healthy New Year 2012!!

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  13. Fantastic gifts! (Cynthia loved the Cruise scrapbook, BTW.)

    I made 2 tree skirts (early gifts), a quilt, and a lap quilt. I had planned to make some zipper pouches as stocking stuffers but ran out of time and energy.

    Happy New Year!

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