Handmade Christmas

I love giving and receiving handmade gifts! There was a lot of handmade generosity going around this holiday! As much as possible I will try to share sources in case anyone gets inspired!

A turtle from Auntie Lee. She got the pattern from Martha.

a collage for my studio from Anja…

Look at the details! I love it. I already have it hung up, see, Lee?

A freshwater pearl necklace from me to Joanna.

A ceramic manger scene glazed by my mother and Anneke! I was sooo excited – I finally have a lovely manger scene like my mother’s!

Wool socks from Beppe (my mother) for Jesse.

Angora and wool knitted wrist-warmers from Olivia! I know she got the pattern from knitty, but I couldn’t find the page for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ sorry.

An Amy Butler bag from Alyssa! Whoo-hoo! I love Amy Butler! And she used vintage cloth from her stash – yum! I used the bag today as I took advantage of 40 degree temps and walked to the library. The wide shoulder straps made even hauling books home a pleasure!

Finally, a felted wool clutch from my mother. A clutch is sooo vintage and classy – I can’t wait ’till my next date with Jeremy so I can use it!
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10 responses to “Handmade Christmas”

  1. Natalie_S Avatar

    Pictures of the manger scene?? Please?

  2. Will Avatar

    Wow lots of great gifts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Though I have one thing to say, that "dance in your living room" quote from the collage is so my line!! :p

  3. La Brebis Roses Avatar
    La Brebis Roses

    Here is the link….http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTmrsbeeton.html I've probably made 20 plus pairs over the past few years. I love that pattern!

  4. Anonymous Avatar

    The wristwarmers are the Mrs. Beetons Wristwarmers from Knitty ( Winter 05) . Pattern by Brenda Dayne.


  5. abigail Avatar

    Nice wrist warmers Olivia! Maybe I'll make them for my sister next year, she likes gifts that keep her warm ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Serena Avatar

    Everything is wonderful! I've made that Amy Butler bag more than a few times!

  7. Olivia Joy Avatar
    Olivia Joy

    Giggles have replaced my sniffs, I shall call you by and by ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Duck Avatar

    I love the picture of Jesse Trina. I am so excited that you are moving I hope I get to help.

  9. Trina Avatar

    you commented before I was finished with the post, dear. ๐Ÿ™‚ your gift was certainly worthy of the list. Remind me if I've forgotten anything! this is everything that I had a clear picture of…

  10. Olivia Joy Avatar
    Olivia Joy

    *sniff* You didn't post a picture of what I made you! I feel unloved. *sniff, sniff*
    Was it not worthy of the blog? *sniff

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