Handcrafted Holidays

So this year, it’s been my goal to give each person a handmade/created gift.  I started a few months ago and as of right now have only a zippered pouch and a baby quilt to make.  The baby quilt has been slow in coming because I wanted to find a pattern I was just in love with and that took forEVER.  Seriously.

What did not take forever were the zippered pouches.  I found this tutorial on Pinterest and used it to make the majority of the pouch structure and then added my own details here and there.  I plan to use the pouches as a vehicle for the gifts too.  Bracelets, gift cards, necklaces or a little note for each person.  I’m so excited!  But I can’t say too much on this gift… someone could be “peeking”! 😉

Liam’s handmade gift this year is a set a of pillowcases.  I bought the kits while I was the quilt show in Columbus this summer with my mother-in-law.  I used this tutorial to make them and must tell you that they are far easier than I had imagined.

Finally, I made up my own pattern for my Dad and Step-Mother.  They have an eat-in kitchen and one of the things I’ve noticed over the years is that she uses placemats on the table frequently.  I made a set of 4 and am packaging it with Whitney’s cookbook and this towel from Sweetwater.

 Fastest, easiest Christmas gifts!  I am so excited to give them this year, too!  Have you made anything for your Christmas gifts?


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