Monday, December 10, 2007

My homemade Christmas, part 1

Because I'm lame, I almost always give away what a present is before that person actually gets it. I get all giddy and excited and hooray (or as Darsie says, dooo-wa!) and yippee-like.

So, in true Shannon fashion, I'm going to share a couple of gifts. SO, if you are a member of my family (except for my husband) STOP and go make me cookies.

We are buying the majority of presents. In fact, the cousins are all getting something with a major toy company logo on it somewhere. I only have so much time for handcrafting (although I guess I could buy handcrafted items. In my defense, I asked Jeff about a puzzle for the boy cousin and he said that boys hate puzzes).

I finished this kitty the other night as a gift for Elise. She has her eye on D's pet octopus and when given the opportunity clutches it and tries to eat the eyes off of it, so I thought a stuffed creature was appropriate. AND, when I saw this web site, I knew I wanted to make her one. (Go to http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/ and click on free downloads on the right, the kitty pattern is there).

Say hi to the kitty! If you do want to make one, let me know as I have a couple of tried and true tricks. I also used fleece instead of buttons for the eyes because of the aforementioned eating of eyes things. I also have a very jealous three-year old who now wants a pink cat.

I also bought these earrings for my sister.

As well as this necklace for my mom (five grandbabies).

See, Etsy rocks.

6 comments:

barnyardmama said...

I realize that this isn't at all what the post is about, but tell me about that picture in the background. You are wearing a very pretty dress. Is that Darsie? Looks kind of big to be Darsie, but what do I know. Please share!

Shannon said...

That was from our wedding. We were married when Darsie was nine months old. There are some more photos here: http://cerebralpalsybaby.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-day-means.html

Nowheymama said...

I love weewonderfuls! Not that I've ever actually *made* anything from their patterns....

MamaBunny said...

That is very cute!

MrsGrumpy said...

Etsy does rock...Thank you for steering me there. I love the kitty you made. I have been completely spotty with my Christmas shopping this year and it will be something if I get it all together in time. My husband was like you. He would shop for me, come home with a sparkle in his eyes asking,"Do you want to open it right now?" I never did and I wish I had just one time.

Swistle said...

I love that stuff!