my handmade holiday...
So here it is, the review of my handmade holiday. This really was the nicest Christmas I can remember for a long time. The family attributes this to keeping relaxed about things and not feeling like we had to try and do everything. The things we did do, we all enjoyed.
I made all of my gifts this year, and there were very few times that I started to feel stressed about it. Here are a few of my favorites:
(for my sister...made in Elsie's class)
(for my dad...using Hillary Lang's pattern)
(both for my brother)
(these were the big favorites of everyone...for my brother, sister and mom...made in Elsie's class)
I had really good intentions of baking up all 12 kinds of cookies that I have in my Cookies for Santa pattern. I even had these custom cookie cutters made. But alas, it didn't happen.
Lots of cookies were made, but I think these are one of my favorites. Lemon Knots. Mmmm.
And I got lots of lovely things...DVDs, books and more. But these pencils are what I really wanted. Am I crazy? Well, yes. But you see, I discovered that I really like the way this kind of pencil writes, and they have fantastic erasers on them too! So I asked "Santa" if I could have some in my sticking. Even just a few. Fortunately, Santa found some for me, and I got a whole bunch!
I swear, these pencils (or actually, their Easter counterpart) are what made last year's resolution possible for me. Speaking of crazy, you should have seen the look on my friend's face when I told him that this was one of my resolutions. I'm sure he had his suspicions before, but now knows for certain that I've got issues.
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, December 30, 2008