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)