Archive for December, 2009
For a little something for the neighbors who all have kids I gave the gift of hot Chocolate.
(These are bad pictures. My apologies)
I rounded up all the jars I could find and filled them with hot chocolate mix I made from this recipe. Then I baked some banana bread from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I also made some homemade marshmallows from this recipe. To finish it off I tied together a bundle of chocolate covered peppermint swizzle sticks.
I placed all the components on a festive green plate and delivered them.
I attached directions for mixing the hot chocolate.
I made these Barbie purses for two special girls that we know. They are similar to the Polly Pocket Purses I made, but on a larger scale.
I did some more reverse applique for the names. I found a font I liked on the computer, printed it and then traced it on the fabric. I just free handed around the letters with a satin stitch.
I made some smaller pockets to hold smaller dolls.
This one has two zippered compartments. One will hold shoes etc and the other will hold clothes.
This is the second one I made.
This one has more smaller compartments because I know this girl has a lot more smaller dolls.
I found these adorable towels when I was at IKEA last month for 50 cents. I appliqued a Christmas tree on them and added a couple of buttons for ornaments and a star.
I’ve been collecting jars to use for giftwrapping and spraypainting the lids red. Now that its too cold to spraypaint, I might just wrap them in fabric and tie with a bow.
I rolled up the towel, put it in the jar, and added some crinkled paper.
I’ll add a giftcard and use these as teacher’s gifts.
Do you have a Jedi in training in your house?
Luckily we have two and its wearing off on their sister too. When we walk into a store with automatic sliding doors they “use the force” to open them.
Anyway, I came across this tutorial for a jedi cape. Its super easy. To make it even easier I made the first ones out of plush felt, so I didn’t have to hem it! The next two I made out of fleece, because it was way on sale. I think I like the fleece ones better. I used a little bit of scraps to make a tie for the waist.
These should go well with the Ultimate Blasters that Santa is bringing for them.
I’m always at a loss when it comes to classroom games at holiday parties.
I found this great free printable bingo game at BlackDog.net. I’ll probably have to change it from S A N T A to J E S U S for Piper Ann’s party, and then change it to S N O W Y for Nathan’s party. Oh the political correctness of the holidays. Gotta love it!
Over the next few days/weeks I’ll be sharing with you some great ideas for a handmade holiday. I might not be making them all myself, but I have a lot of ideas swirling around in my brain. I just hope I have time to blog about them!
I found this tutorial and decided to make some wired ribbon flowers.
I added some stringy fringe and a shiny button to the center.
I hot glued it to a headband…
…and a pin to make a brooch.
It might be a little obnoxious to wear them together, but separately they’re cute as can be.