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Handmade Gifts from Christmas 2011

I was mad rushing to get some handmade gifts finished for Christmas and never got a chance to share them with you all. Not to mention that some of my recipients read the blog, and I didn’t want them to know ahead of time what they were getting! 
A lot of my handmade gifts were inspired by Pinterest. This thumbprint tree was no exception! This original pin was meant to act as a wedding guestbook, but I thought it would a lot of fun as a family tree! All the parents, kids, and grandkids can add their thumbprints. And, of course, there is always room for the family to grow! 


These plaques for the grandmothers were a huge hit! 
It was my first time making this kind of signage, and I think I might be hooked! 
Its was a lot of fun to create!
Sources are here and here.
This may be my absolute FAVORITE project, but it took a LOT of work. This video made the process look very simple. Its not! It took about 3 attempts to finally get the hang of what I was doing. But the end result is AWESOME! BIG hit the the family, too!


The hubs *loved* his new daddy shirt! 
So much so that he immediately put it on when he opened it. 🙂
Inspired by this pin, I made it my own by adding the old truck, but my favorite part is the est. 2008. LOVE that! I also made one for my brother-in-law who became a dad in 2011. 


I love my little nephew to pieces! He’s about 5 weeks older than my littlest guy. Inspired by this pin, I made him this fun shirt to remind who he has the most fun with. 😉 It was my first time cutting fabric with my Silhouette… Its definitely a learning curve!


Do you know those photo books you can get from Walmart (or any other photo store for that matter)? Well I made an album full of my boys’ first year together to give to the grandparents and decided the outside of the book was way too boring for my taste. A little more fabric cut with my Silhouette and ironed on dressed them up nicely!
So, completely unlike me, no tutorials today! 
Eventually I will share how I went about some of these projects, but they will be scattered over the next few months. I have way too many other fun things to share with you in the meantime! 🙂
Stay tuned!


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Monday 9th of January 2012

awesome gift ideas sure to put smile on many family member faces


Monday 9th of January 2012

Fabulous stuff! Its hard to beat handmade goodies :)

Visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff and your newest follower :)

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy

Monday 9th of January 2012

That thumbprint tree is absolutely amazing! I saw that wedding idea too, but what a special family keepsake! Great idea!

The Answer Is Chocolate

Saturday 7th of January 2012

What wonderful gifts that really capture the meaning of gift giving. I'm sure your family was honored by these creations from you.


Friday 6th of January 2012

Great gifts... and I especially love the t-shirts!

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