Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hooded Animal Towels

and other handmade gifts!
As long as I can remember--I've loved making things.  When I was 7 my father taught me to needle point.  Almost every gift that I received as a child that I remember loving, had something to do with a craft.  To this day, when I see something I like, I think "hmm. . . I can make that."  Now I don't know if it's good or not--because I end up with A LOT of "hobbies" that way.  And actually, I should have just bought it--because by the time I spent all the money on my new "I can make that" I've spent way more than I planned.  But hey--it's always (well almost) -- fun!

I made these animal towels for Lydia.  How FUN are they!!  I've come to realize about myself that I really don't like doing many things more than once.  Once I learn it, like it, overcome the "challenge" of it, I'm done.  There are a few things that I've continued (like soapmaking) that I do enjoy--also because I LOVE the soap.  So with the towels, I don't want to remake the same one.  So, I'm actually working on a pattern for each of them.  That's a new challenge ;)

 This chest was a gift to me from Brett to go into my sewing/crafting area.  This was an old antique cabinet that had broken doors.  He repaired it, added a little "Brett" design to it, and refinished the top.  It came out so great--and now I have some more storage!  Thank you, Baby!

And of course, it's always fun to make surprises for others. . .
I ordered supplies to make handstamped jewelry (because. . .well you read the above post hehe) And it has been so much fun.  For those who see familiar names in the above picture.... SURPRISE :)  Give me a call!

And if anyone wants any jewelry made.... contact me :)

Well--that's it for some of my handmade Christmas!  Did you make any handmade gifts?

12 comments:

Tonja said...

hooray! hooray!! I see my names :) THANK YOU!!! It's beautiful!

and I love the towels...perfectly precious!!

I'm calling you now....and I'm going to order some jewelry soon.

Cat said...

Thanks, Tonja--glad you loved it :)

Lisa said...

Love Love Love all the jewlery... Wait unitl Annie-Lauren sees the picture of her necklace... I have been wearing mine and two people have already asked me for your number.... :)

Emerson said...

You are amazing!!! I'm so excited!

And next time you make a towel, I want to watch you so I can attempt it. Though I do love the way Sammy says "mommy, I'm cold" after bath time, they could use some hooded towels :)

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