A Homemade Christmas- Wrap Up Posted on January 1st, 2009
Did you have a homemade Christmas? My daughters both surprised me with some sweet gifts. I had seen them, but I didn’t know they were going to be for me.
Emily Rose gave me this wonderful perpetual calendar. It has been hanging in my kitchen and adding such an artsy flair. On Christmas morning there was a little tag added to the 25th that said it was for me. Yippee!!! It had made me a little sad thinking that it wouldn’t always be there, but it will now!
Breezy made each of us a beautiful, personalized decoupaged notebook. Rob’s had an ocean scene with a sailboat on it, Emily’s had old fashioned hats and mine had flowers and vines on it. She also gave me this little pillow. I thought this was such a lovely embroidery and again I didn’t know it was for me; what a sweet surprise. And yes, it is bringing an over-arching aesthetic stimuli gracing our abode……..it’s cute.
On Christmas day we gathered at my mother’s and I gave some family members each a Ball jar of homemade laundry soap. I made some earlier this fall and I have been very pleased with the results so I thought what a better way to introduce someone to it then to give them some already to go. Some other recipes for homemade laundry soap can be found here. Even though this seems like a strange gift it was actually a big hit.
I enjoyed doing this series of a Homemade Christmas. It was a lot of fun making different things and thinking about giving gifts to loved ones. I didn’t end up making as much as I had planned, but that happens. I was sick with the flu the week before Christmas so some of my plans flew out the window. Even though I had been working on these posts for several weeks I had still put off some things to the end. Note to self: start earlier and be more diligent!
When you homeschool and your children are around you most of the time it can be hard to make things and keep them from finding out. When the girls gave me gifts this year that I had already seen, they were still a surprise and very much appreciated. So with all that in mind I have already started next years gifts to my daughters. I am making them afghans and I even had them pick out the colors. Yarn was on sale at JoAnn’s and so I have started making them both an afghan and I even had them pick out the colors. Maybe I will get them done way before Christmas and they will forget what they look like and will be all surprised. Wishful thinking.
If you gave or received any homemade gifts this year and have posted them you can link up with Simply Vintagegirl and share your ideas.
I hope you all had a Wonderfully, Merry Christmas and wishing you a Joyous and Blessed New Year!