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Handmade Christmas #1

Ok, the first of the Christmas gifts have been given and opened. Before I show them to you, I want all you friends and relatives to pay attention for a minute. Consider these and all the other gifts I will post the next few days as a catalog. Let me know what you like! I need ideas for birthdays and next Christmas. Don't be afraid to say you hate it either. If you don't speak up, you might get something just like it. Don't be afraid to say you'd like in a different color. Let me know what you think!

Now, on to the gifts! Tonight we exchanged gifts with two different families who live in our little apartment complex. The adults got treats- Chex Mix, Carmel Popcorn and some yummy chocolate caramel pretzels. I wanted to do something special for the kids, though because these are the two families who babysit Anna a lot for us. First, for the girl only four months older than Anna-
Simple Tote A simple tote bag with a pad of paper and some markers tucked inside. It's lined with the same green fabric I used for the pocket.
Simple Tote Close-up
I love the black fabric covered with kid drawings. Unfortunately, the store only had enough left to make this one little tote bag.
Girl meets tote bag

Next, for her little brother-
Owl Blanket
He was born during the peak of a lunar eclipse (which I think is the coolest thing ever!) and his parents wanted to start collecting owl stuff for him based on that. I found this great fleece in the remnant bin, only an inch short of a yard.
Baby meets Blanket
He promptly drooled all over it.

Last was for an almost eighteen month old boy-
Button Eyed Croc
A crocodile made at the same time and from the same book as Maude. He seemed to like it.
Boy Meets Crocodile

So that's it. What do you all think?


Gwendolyn said…
You are so freaking talented! By the way my friends LOVED the bracelets. So thank you so much for all your hardwork to help me give a Christmas.

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