Handmade Holiday 2012

Now that Christmas is over and all of our presents have gotten to their proper homes, I’d like to share a few of the handmade ones with you. I saw a pin for an adorable hand print Christmas plate. I thought they would be the perfect gift for my Mom and Mother-in-Law, so we headed to our local pottery painting store To Your Arts Content in Exeter NH to make our own.

Hand Print Christmas Plate - The Pomegranate Chronicles

Truth be told, I made myself one too. He’s getting so big, so fast and I didn’t want to miss out! Pin this for next year!

For my SIL, I found some beautiful yarn at the LYS. It’s a really nice cashmere blend in the most lovely sage color. She is an avid crocheter and makes the most awesome projects and I thought she deserved a really nice wooden hook. I had to do some digging, but I found a nice Brittney G hook online. I also sewed up a matching case for her hooks using this old project pattern. I modified it to be a few inches longer to be sure all her hooks fit.

Crochet Hook Case - The Pomegranate Chronicles

Lastly, I took some of my best nature shots from last year and created “Thank you” cards in Shutterfly. They really came out beautiful and again, in full disclosure, I kept one pack for myself!

Thank you cards - The Pomegranate Chronicles

I didn’t make as many handmade gifts this year, but these are a few. I also made some liquid soap for my yearly “gift in a jar” gift. But I will save that for another post.

Did you make any gifts this year?

4 thoughts on “Handmade Holiday 2012

  1. December 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Great homemade projects SB! I love the needle case you made for your SIL, I’m sure she loved it. I didn’t make one single gift this year but have plans to do so for next year.

  2. December 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    The thank you cards look awesome! I love the photos on them.

  3. January 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Wow, I love the cards – how beautiful!

  4. January 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you Traci – I think I may do more next year!

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