Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Crafting

I've decided to make several of Aurora's Christmas gifts this year. Not all, but several at least. At first, I thought this would save us some money. Not so. Homemade gifts save you some money, certainly, if you've already got a fully stocked craft room. I've put out a pretty penny for supplies- maybe next year it will save us some money. But, they are hand made with lots of love.. and totally worth it I think. Plus, they're not plastic :)

We've asked Santa to bring Aurora a small wooden doll house, and since I know we can count on Santa :) I needle felted a garden play mat to go with her doll house. I'm really happy with how it turned out, since I'm so new at needfelting.
Shape matching bean bags with a drawstring bag to keep them in and use as gift wrap. (there's a matching bean bag for each of the ones pictured)
Ribon streamers for dancing (still got to make one more of these)

And cloth diapers for Baby. (and her dinosaurs- since she's always putting the plastic-y one we have on them)

There's still lots more to come! I'm starting to feel the crunch!


stacy said...

you should think about selling these. Non plastic toys are so popular with the moms at my preschool,and it will be for me too!

Grandmommy said...

I should have put my comment about the playmat here - it's lovely!