So , Happy New Year. I'm not quite done with Christmas. I tweaked my back so I had a few useless days in there and now I'm back to normal and finally blogging the Christmas gifts.
I really wanted Mr. H and I to make our main gifts for the kids. So, really, that meant I wanted Mr. H to make the main gifts for the kids because 1. he's super talented and 2. the things they wanted were more wood things than fabric things. So, at the 11th hour he pulled a rabbit out of the hat and made some amazing gifts.
Biscuit mostly asked for American Girl Doll stuff. Check out this dresser! Cherry with cedar drawer bottoms. Mr. H spared no expense for the doll :)
The dresser is already arranged in the doll "nursery" with a globe and a tv etch-a-sketch on top.
For Oscar the car track thing that is still a total hit. Any minute now he'll consistently figure out how to put the car on straight.
Biscuit sewed this pillow for her dad (fabric from Ikea) and made him these pencil holders (cans wrapped in wood grain contact paper). Can you tell he likes wood?
I sewed a wonky-but-functional sleeping bag for the American Girl Doll.
For Mr H. I made a leather koozie for a mason jar. It was half joke half useful now that we use mason jars for cups and I gave him a Cuppow to make a jar into a travel mug. The koozie idea is straight from Design*Sponge. I had been planning to make a quilted thing but leather is way manlier.
I also made my mom and dad an apron with fabric I got printed YEARS ago at Spoonflower and never used. Print is a series of paintings of buildings done by a ~4 year old Biscuit. Dad also got a wool blanket I stitched up and failed to photograph (partially since it wasn't done until December 28. Oops)
And I made a wooden spoon. I was very proud of that spoon but gave it to my sister (with a tea towel I sewed/printed) and failed to photograph either. I'm working on another spoon so I've got another chance.
Mr. H also made several iPad holders (blocks of wood with a slot for the iPad). They were very nice and very well received. No photos.
Finally, Oscar received a toy my grandfather made. My grandfather died decades ago but in retirement he made wooden toys he sold at craft shows and my mom has a large collection she's been doling out to my kids. Oscar got the train. Note the $18 (!) price tag. So cheap.
So, there you go some gift highlights from 2013.