Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homemade Gifts

Dear Mom,

This past Christmas everyone in the family made each other gifts. I created notebooks for everyone. Robyn made her dad a collage of photos she had taken that spelled his name. All the photos were pictures of something in our house. She and Logan painted a candle for me with the word HU on it.

My son Casey made—not sure what you call them—plaques that have our initials inked and painted. He created the lettering, along with the design. All the symbols have a certain meaning, which I'm still waiting to have in writing, as I can't remember.

Rita made Casey a braided rug out of scraps of material. She made me a multitude of scarves—one knitted, one out of handkerchiefs, one sewn with lace, one of scrunchy material. Rita made her sister Jessica a miniature hat. Before Jessica opened it, she gave Rita her gift—miniature hats! It was pretty funny. They both had seen these hats at a craft fair and each decided to make one for the other. Here they are sporting their hats.

There’s nothing like a homemade gift, don’t you think?

Rita started a blog and craft business: Egabragwe turn your garbage around. Mom, if you were alive, I have no doubt that you'd be crafting with your grandkids!

Oh and here I am in my Hoody Footy...


  1. Hi Lynn ... it sounds like you all had a super special Christmas filled with love. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. God bless!

  2. Love hand-made gifts!
    I must say your pink hoody footy reminds me of the scene in "A Christmas Story"...with the pink bunny costume!


  3. And Smeagol!! What a sweet kitty...

    Your hoody footy is awesome. I totally covet it.

    I love the idea of handmade gifts. Unfortunately, I'm not crafty in that way. I wish it were otherwise.


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