This year, I really wanted to try to figure out some handmade gifts to give to our children for Christmas. Oh sure, there are still going to be things like Wii games and iPods, but I also wanted to give them each something handmade.
I have to admit, I’m still not sure if I can come up with something to give the boys. But, I was thrilled to start working on a gift for Molly the other day. For quite a while, I had admired felt food. I kept thinking, “Surely I can do that, right?” But, still, I put it off.
Finally, I used this guide on how to make a blanket stitch, along with help from my Mom to start off. She joined in and made a few cookies. Mom also had a sweet Raggedy Ann and Andy heart shaped box to hold our sweet creations:
I’ll still make some more cookies for the gift. I plan to make her a dozen cookies total. I was originally going to make a variety of foods, but decided to just stick with a greater quantity of cookies instead.
This was such a fun project, and I really hope that she likes them as much as I do! It makes me giggle every time I open the box (which I have hidden until Christmas). This was a very easy and frugal gift — I just hope that it brings her the same joy that it is already bringing me.
Now…if I can just figure out something handmade for the boys, I’ll be set.
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