The Gifts

This is probably my last post about Christmas 2012.  I know all the presents won’t be listed here, but here are some of my favorites.  Dale liked her new oven mitts that I made for her.  I’m glad I was able to get them finished in time, complete with matching apron.

Dale's New Oven Mitts

Ebby found holiday bliss in her new deer antler chew bone that Santa put in here stocking.  Who knew these things were edible?

Ebby with her deer antler

This is a picture book that I made for Luke.  To make the pages, I used photos of recognizable objects and people and surged the paper pages between two pieces of tablecloth grade plastic.  The book is super durable and can be chewed on as much as he likes.  The edges are all surged and the cover/rings I bought in the cross stitch section of my local Hobby Lobby.

Luke's Book

Here is William modeling his new dog shirt that I made for him and below Luke is sporting his matching one.  I made these shirts at least 6 months ago and could not put them on the blog because they were gifts.  I am so glad that all the clothes I made for the boys gifts fit this year!

William's New Shirt

Dale is holding a necklace that I made from a piece of Aunt Dodie’s tatting and some store bought findings.  The tatting is sandwiched between two pieces of glass and then inserted into a silver frame.  The pendant is then hung on a silver necklace ring.  I love the result and plan to tat a small motif for my own necklace sometime this year.  These may even find their way onto my Etsy shop in the future.

Dale and Dodie's Tatting

Luke sporting his new dog shirt.

Luke in his new shirt

Finally got a shot of the stocking I made for Sara.  She is really into cooking.

Sara's Stocking

Sara gave me a new bag that she sewed all by herself.  Since she is really not passionate about sewing at this moment, it took a real effort for her to create something for me using the sewing machine.  I am so proud of her.  The bag is made from a recycled sweater that she found at Goodwill (exactly what I would have used!) and it is the perfect size for my knitting.  It really means a lot when someone uses their time to work on creating something specifically for me.  I would rather have the gift of someone’s time than any other gift in the world.  So here is my new super special knitting bag.

My New Bag

Finally, I knew that Scott was going to receive a GoPro camera for Christmas and thought it would be fun if he could attach it to a radio controlled vehicle to take some motion shots.  Any old radio controlled vehicle would just not do, however, and so I had to get something that would be special to where we live.  Below is what I found.  I bought two of them and gave one to William (and family) to take home with them to Colorado.  A great reminder of the Christmas that they came down to visit us at the farm, don’t you think?  It runs fast and am I looking forward to borrowing it in the future, if he lets me 🙂

Scott's New Toy

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