Monday, November 17, 2008

Handmade Christmas

I love these clothespin dolls from Fantastic Toys.

I am so in love with making things as Christmas gifts. I am hoping to finish up Anastasia's gnome house this week, I have also been eyeing ideas of items to make out of felted wool sweaters like this adorable forest hat by Mosey that if I made 2 of, my babies would have matching cute hats:
The hardest part is coming up with items to make my 4 nieces and 1 nephew. They are all teenagers now, and my best idea is to make little softies to hold a gift card to i-tunes or something. I am constantly turning to Etsy for inspiration. I am completely in love with these little Jollypop clothespin dolls by Allsorts. Check out her blog for some cute Christmas crafts and inspiration.

Its amazing what you can do with a clothespin and some paint! Can you guess what kind of dolls Anastasia might be getting for Christmas? :) Anyhow, I wanted to share some of my most favorite links with tutorials for excellence in handmade gift giving:

One Pretty Thing has dozens of tutorials a day featuring handmade gifts from now until Christmas.

Skip to my Lou has an entire handmade holiday section with plenty of ideas!

and lastly Melissa Goodsell has 25 Days of Christmas Crafts to check out!

I also love JoEbi's Etsy shop for some delicious Japanese fabrics and bento supplies. She also sells some cute Japanese buttons and is currently hosting a giveaway on her blog. I have ordered buttons and forest fabric from her shop and her shipping costs from Japan are excellent as well as the speed of deliery!

1 comment:

jojoebi said...

Thank you!
I'd love to see what you have made from the fabric.