Sunday, January 1, 2012

Handmade gifts

I love giving handmade gifts whenever I can. Each year I try to make at least a few handmade things. This year I made a lot of them. I got such a kick out of the way Lily squealed "Knitting!!!" as she opened each of her gifts. If you are interested in the patterns I used for these items, the links in the text below will take you to my Ravelry project pages.

I think I'm most proud of these socks for my favorite girl and guy. If you look closely, you can see a little blue paint on Lily's knees, evidence of one of her other Christmas gifts, an art kit for her easel.



Next up is the hat I made for Lily. It was a quick knit, but I it turned out cute. I've had this yarn forever. It was knit up into another hat that I never liked, so I ripped it out and made this out if it. I ran out of the Malabrigo, so I added some of my handspun yarn to accent the blue.





The thing I've made the most of, are these felted slippers. I won't show pictures of all of them. I made 11 pairs for Christmas and birthday gifts over the last few months.


I like to dress the kid ones up. I had made a Cookie Monster pair for my nephew and Lily loved them so much that I decided to make her an Elmo pair. Of course, now that she has her own, she doesn't like to wear them. That is the way it always goes!



I made 2 of these Market bags for the sister-in-laws in the gift exchange.


I made this hat for my mom.


A few of these wash cloths were made.


This technically this isn't a gift, it's for me. But it is something I've been working on for quite awhile, and finished just in time to wear on Christmas.




I also sewed pair of pajama pants for Lily, they have bananas all over them. I don't have any pictures of that at the moment.

Now, on to the next project!



camiandseth said...

Everything is so cute!

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

Beautiful Brook. Love them all.

Jennie said...

I can't thank you enough for the slippers for the girls! Annie absolutely adores hers!!!!

Jennifer said...

And you said I did a crazy amount of sewing for Christmas!! You were an equally crazy (& talented) knitter!!

fzillion said...

Long sleeve shirt under short sleeve jacket?
long sleeve sweater dress