12.16.2011

Holiday Makes

A little over a week to go and still so much to do! Thank goodness for the few things that can be checked off the list.


Washcloth and soap set for Grandma L. The handmade soaps are from Five Cats Creations and smell so unbelievably good. With names like Martini Mafia and Beach Baby, my MIL will be feeling like she's on a Caribbean vacation every time she uses them. I think this gift will come in handy during a long western New York winter.


Some ornaments for the tree. The holiday issue of Mollie Makes was filled with cute decorating ideas.


These reindeer ornaments were super quick and easy to make.


Winter Wonderland village. The kids had so much fun creating this little Lego village. Next year we might add the toy store or bakery. And you can't have a Winter Wonderland without a jolly snowman. Ours is named Snowball and was made by the talented Steph. I was one of the lucky winners from her felted snowman contest.

This time of year can be stressful and a little overwhelming. There are cards to mail out, presents to shop for and wrap, Christmas dinner to plan. The list goes on and on. But taking a few moments to enjoy the season should be right at the top of our lists. Making goofy ornaments, playing with holiday Legos, coming up with the perfect name for a snowman...these are some of the things that I love about Christmastime.


(go to FO Friday with TAMI'S AMIS for lots of wonderful knitting and crochet ideas)

14 comments:

  1. I love everything you have made, you are so talented.

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  2. Where in Western NY? I grew up in Dunkirk, NY little city about 40 miles outside Buffalo. I'm sure that soap will make her feel good in those long snowy days!

    Love the reindeer - so stinkin' cute!

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  3. I agree with taking time for yourself and just breathing...so hard to do this time of year! But it looks like you're way ahead of the game, so yay. Everything is so cute!

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  4. I LOVE the lego wonderland - it looks so awesome! The washcloth gift set is beautiful, and has given me some much needed inspiration for the final gift I need to sort out ;) Thanks!

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  5. The washcloths looks beautiful. I love all the holiday touches. It all about having fun along the way!

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  6. The washcloths look great and the colors are definitely appropriate for a Caribbean vacation soap scent ;).

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  7. Hope she likes them! I am done with the shopping and am now focusing on finishing a couple of things I promised to knit for some special people. Wonder if I can get 4 1/2 inches done on a 355 stitch row scarf by Monday? Not looking too good...

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  8. Oh, those washcloths. The colours and textures are delicious, and handmade soap is such an amazing gift. I comb Etsy for some for my mom every Christmas. (This year's selection includes ginger peach and almond-lime!)

    And those reindeer! They are so sweet, your embroidery skills are totally enviable. (I also envy your Lego village! I never really did Legos as a kid, and now I'm wishing for some...)

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  9. Oh my! Where in Western NY? I live in Westfield, which is right on lake erie. Love the things you've made!

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  10. I couldn't agree with you more ... it took a while for me to get into the Christmas spirit but once I decided and started making some home-made gifts, I got the bug. I needed to avoid the big shopping nightmare and somehow, making small but meaningful gifts in the comfort of my home, with my favorite CD playing, and a good cup of coffee at hand has made all the difference. Love the washcloths, ornaments, and village!

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  11. Cute ornaments. What a nice gift - a handmade washcloth and some lovely soap. When you described the scents I took a deep breath myself!

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  12. Soap and hand made cloths, always perfect!

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  13. Snowball looks so happy! I'm really glad he's settled with your family!
    Lovely gift knitting!!! Looks like you are ready.

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  14. Really like the soaps and dish cloths. I had all these great plans to do something like that as gifts, but then realized I had done something similar last year. :-(

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