Thursday, December 27, 2012

Home-made Christmas Gifts

As I told you in my last post, I don't normally make Christmas gifts.  I find it very stressful to be making gifts and trying to get them finished on time while doing everything else that must be done for the holidays.  I know that I could work on them throughout the year and be ready in plenty of time.  My problem with that is waiting so long to give the gift!  I get so excited that I can't wait!  

Like this scarf I made for my daughter-in-law, Brandy,  earlier this year when I was just learning to knit.  It was so hard to wait until Christmas! But I did, and she loves it.




I made some pillowcases for my brother and his soon-to-be wife.  He is a Steelers fan and she is a Packers fan, so I thought these would be fun.









The next three things are special gifts I made for Morgaine!   She's a bit of a free spirit so I thought she'd like these pillowcases with Peace Signs on them.






These washcloths were fun to knit, and I love the bright cotton yarns!







The most fun thing was this purse made from one of my son's old ties.  There is a surprising amount of fabric in a tie!






































That's it for this year, thank goodness.  I think I'll stick with my old way of doing things and just give gifts to people as I make them, all year long.


3 comments:

  1. WOW, I am impressed at all the things you made for Christmas gifts. I feel like a slacker. . I really love that purse. Does Phil wear purple ties? Your pillowcases are too cute and your knitted scarf is such a pretty color. It looks more funcitonal than the ones I made.

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  2. Great gifts! The scarf is lovely - beautiful colors. Pillow cases are always a nice gift because you can personalize them. Mom & I made cotton yarn dish clothes many years ago. Those are fun, quick & work great. I LOVE the necktie purse! My dad was a necktie lover and I have inherited them. He always wanted me to use them to make a quilt. I have a few patterns I've collected over the years. Someday... Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Those all look great Sandy. You outdid yourself this year. I'm sure everyone loved them. Maybe you could put me on your "list".

    Jan

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