Posted by: Louise | December 9, 2009

I can’t help it – I’m so excited! Reason Two

The first reason I’m excited about Christmas is because I am looking forward to some of the Christmas traditions we have started. The second reason I’m excited about Christmas is because I have made some of my Christmas gifts this year. Mark blogged on Monday about the Advent Conspiracy and a part of that is spending less, and giving more – more time, more thoughtfulness, more lasting memories.

Here are a few of the gifts I have made, the others I will blog after Christmas, because I don’t want the receivers of the gifts to see them here!

This is for Lydia:


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I got the tutorial for the dolls house here. I just made it three times bigger. Mark even got in on this project and helped me cut out some of the plastic that is inside.


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I made this fishing game for Ewan from mainly fabric scraps someone gave to me (thank you Joan).


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I got the pattern for the bag here for free.

I made this ABC book with Blurb. I think it cost around 7 pounds.


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My sister Jayne is blind and loves to listen to stories. Currently she is enjoying Enid Blyton. Seeing I live on the other side of the world from her and can’t be there in person, I have recorded these two books for her to listen to.

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This way she can hear my voice and enjoy the story. Ewan loved listening to me reading these books, so he peeps in with the odd comment now and again, I hope she will enjoy that too.

I have made a few more, but will post them after Christmas.

I have throughly enjoyed making these gifts and trying to think about what each person would really appreciate and making something personalized for them – no one else in the world will have one the same.

Reason three can be found here.

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Responses

  1. Who taught you these skills?
    I never saw you do these in the workshop.
    Well done

  2. […] two and three can be found here and […]

  3. That doll house is so cute! It turned out so well!

  4. Really cute. I have made homemade presents many times. I have a playhouse pattern and never had a girl, but I always wanted one as a child.

  5. Wow! I love those books ! So much talent all in one post!


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