(The best gift I ever made--Briggy!)
I made quite a few homemade gifts the year. I am posting this hoping that my mother-in-law and sister-in-law amy wont be checking the blog, since we should be arriving there around 4 pm. So if you are looking....Don't scroll down, or you'll ruin your Christmas gift surprises!
Jocelyn showed me how to make tutu's, so I made a green and pink fairy princess tutu for my little niece addy. I wrapped it up before I took a picture...but its very cute! (thanks jocelyn!)
Another Addy gift was a ribbon holder. I am sure she will be wearing lots of pretties in her hair, and this is a cute way to organize them.
For my mother-in-law I wanted to do something with Briggy photos, because we have never got professional photos done, so I havent had any nice ones to give her. I got this idea from my friend liza (twigsandtwinedesigns.blogspot.com) she was kind enough to send me these nesting boxes--I couldn't find any ANYWHERE out here! What I like most about this little project, is that the pictures are on scrapbook paper that are hung on hooks. So every few months, I can send Tina updated picture/scrapbook cut outs, and she can hang the new ones up....so it grows with him!
I painted it a chocolate brown and distressed the HECK out of it! I would have liked to have sewn the pictures on like Liza did, but I don't have the machine or the skills! maybe my next set of pictures for tina will be sewn! Anyway, I think it turned out pretty good...and I think she will really like it.
Then for my mother and Tina I made some quick little brag books (filled with adorable pictures of my little guy--of course!!)
When Briggy was born, my aunt sent the coolest gift. Matching polo shirts for Tom and Briggy. Briggy's said "Chip" and Tom's said "Block"
So I painted a frame Navy blue and had white chipboard letters saying "Chip off the Old Block" its another one I didn't take a picture of yet, but here is the picture that's going in the frame!