December 30, 2012

Handmade Christmas

I know you've heard this a million times and probably feel the same way but, YIKES!!! How has another year passed so quickly?!? 

Our Christmas was truly wonderful. It was a lot more slow paced and really felt Christ centered. We also had lots of time to relax and be with our families. Scott and I ended up making some gifts this year so I thought I would share them with you :)

First we have my father-in-law. He's the master meat carver over at his house and most of the time he's carving on Sundays right after church with his nice clothes on. So he wears my mother-in-law's apron :) I decided to buy him a manly apron but after looking around I realized I could just make him one! 

I used my mother-in-law's apron as my pattern and it was a very quick and easy project!

Next we have my mom's gift. She loved my stocking hanging solution from last year so much that she asked me to make her one. Except hers needed 15 stockings and room for growth!! I wanted hers to be somewhat different from mine so that she'd be extra surprised and excited, this is what Scott and I came up with.

She loved it and I can't wait to see it hanging next year!

Then we have my dad's was the hardest!! Scott was looking online at building projects as possible gifts and came across a fishing pole holder that he knew my dad would love and could put to use. I convinced him to just buy the plans rather than wing it so after waiting 2 weeks for them to come we only had about a week to build it! 

I didn't take any photos of the process, there was just too much going on the week before Christmas! Scott did the building and I did the painting.

Awesome, right?! Don't ask me how Scott cut out those tiny fish fins and all that, all I know is he still has 10 fingers ;)

I always try to put a lot of thought and effort into the gifts I give people but I have to say, giving hand made gifts was extra fun :)


  1. Fun for us too!!!! Glad Scott still has all his fingers!!!

  2. Next year I shall expect something handmade. A hand carved F-14 perhaps. To scale of course ;)

    1. Okay but you'll have to rig the name drawing to make sure I get you ;) I think some hand sewn outfits for you dogs would be great, since I know how much you LOVE animals in clothes ;)