Monday, January 11, 2010

Homemade Christmas

Pre-Christmas I mentioned that the Waterfalls were having a homemade Christmas this year.  I was nothing short of amazed with the final products each person received.  The gifts were thoughtful, custom, original and, well, fabulous.

Pictured above are the applique shirts I made for my nieces along with the apron I made for my sister-in-law. For someone who possesses ZERO craft ability, I was rather pleased with the final outcome.  They were wearing their goods Christmas morning, hopefully an indicator they were pleased with the gifts, as well.

Some other loot included in the Waterfall giving were personal letters with sweet and hilarious pictures, planters, mod podge "Family", screen print scarves, and even a coat/hat rack made from antlers (below).

I also made an apron for my little niece Rees.  I found this cute fabric one afternoon and finished the apron that night.  Being my second apron, I had a little better idea of what I was doing (aside from the pocket that ended up a tad bit crooked!).  I was a little off in my size estimation, so Rees may end up using this apron until she goes to college.

The homemade Christmas turned out better than I expected.  It was really fun planning and creating the gifts, as well as wondering what you would receive.  But I think the best part was the anticipation of giving the gift to the recipient.  I loved it!  Can't wait to do it again.


Rita said...

I love this too! Ryan's family does it every year and its definately a tradition I will carry onto my future family. It makes Christmas really fun.

Lizbeth said...

i want an apron!!!