Happy Handmade Christmas.

Hello dearies!  I’m so excited to be back sharing with you on the blog after a fabulous holiday weekend!  Stephanie May and I had so much fun with our family and friends, and we hope you did too!

Here’s a picture of me on Christmas – apparently I take myself quite seriously.

I know you are all wondering if I was ever able to make the gingerbread houses for our coffee mugs that I talked about here.  Well – to answer your question…

Aren’t they the most adorable things you’ve ever seen?!  Couldn’t you just eat them up?!…well, actually you could – but I love how they turned out and they were also completely delicious!

Now, onto my handmade Christmas.  I love to make handmade items for gifts – my goal every Christmas is to make every person in my family at least 1 handmade item.  While I didn’t quite reach that goal this year because I was so busy, I did manage to make a few things and thought I would share them with you today.  I also received quite a few fantastic handmade items from my family that I can’t wait to share with you.  Get ready for lots of photos and piles of cuteness!

Gifts I made:

Our sister and brother-in-law bought their first house a few days before Christmas – we are all so excited for them!  This is an acrylic painting I did of their new home.

Don’t laugh…I know the mouths are weird – but it was my first ever attempt at embroidery…and yes, as Tristan pointed out – he kind of looks like King of the Hill:)  I love this picture of Stephanie May and Tristan and really wanted to try my hand at embroidery this year – overall I think it’s cute.

Because Stephanie May likes artwork with red hair(or anything with red hair I think), our entire family each painted her an acrylic piece of art with…you guessed it…red hair.  Mine was a play off of her Thanksgiving attire seen here.

I saw this amazing perpetual calendar on Etsy and as you know, embroidery = awesomeness…so I made this for my mom with wooden disk tacks that I hand stamped – it has cork board in the back for changing month to month.

I saw this on Smile and Wave and thought it was adorable.  Just my luck, Stephanie May’s daughter, Guini, has developed a recent like for unicorns.  I’m pretty sure she loves it, and I do too.

I didn’t get a chance to take photos of everything I made but among the other items were a skeleton necklace for my nephew(his request), leather tassle necklace{tutorial here}, and a few felt bows, flowers and feathers hair accessories.

Gifts I received:

Precious owl felt iPhone case – please excuse the dusty phone…it was in my pocket.

Checkbook cover – so stinkin cute!

Hand painted tote bag – for my namesake.  LOVE.

Embroidered teacup – awwwwwww.

Fancy bow dishtowels.

Ignore the bike necklace, although it is super cute…but the other necklace was made by my sister, Tredessa and is…Number 5 from Short Circuit.  Oh. My. Gosh. LOVE.

If you’ve never seen Short Circuit…go now.  It came out the year I was born and is flippin fantastic.  Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg – can’t go wrong.  “Number 5 is alive.”

Large bow tote bag…yes please.

Hand embroidered dishtowels – the colors, designs and sheer cuteness are so much fun.

Felt cup cozies….so cozy.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all things handmade from my Christmas this year – I am sure to enjoy them for a long time!  Happy jumpday loves!