Saturday, December 29, 2012

Handmade Christmas for Kids

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What a whirlwind of a week! I always feel like no matter how slow I try to take the holidays, they fly by! Christmas was great- Merry Christmas to all of you! Last Saturday, Hubby and I got a 2nd puppy- another boxer! Then, Christmas happened, as did the rest of the week. Puppy is doing great- Christmas was nice, but exhausting, and now I feel like I am trying to catch up.

This is another in the series of homemade Christmas posts. This one is focused on kids. There aren't too many kids that Hubby and I had to get/make gifts for, but the ones we did, I enjoyed making.

The first one was inspired by this post and pin from my Gift board on Pinterest. I loved making forts when I was little- especially with my cousins. I thought it would be a great gift for a 6 year old girl I know, and a 5 year old boy in the family. So- I made two of these:

The sheets are from IKEA. The clothespins and crayons were things I had at home. I dyed the sheets and the pins, made the tag and the paper that the tags are on. We got flashlights, string and coloring books. Finally, I made the bag. I put a girly fabric inside this one (no picture of it), to coordinate and add some finishing touches to the bag.

For the boy's fort kit, I used greens, reds and blues as the color focus,
but the contents were the same.

I only hope that they enjoy building forts as much as I did when I was their age.

Another set of kids that were on our gift list were a set of 10 months old twins. I bought some fabric, cut out the letters, and stitched them up. There was a learning curve when making these- and when I make them again, I will use what I learned from this time.

Up Next: Hand Knits for Christmas

*Sorry for the poor quality in photos- when I realized I still needed to take pictures, it was dark out and I was in a rush to get them wrapped. *

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