handmade christmas

Posted on December 26th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

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Here’s a compilation of the exciting presents we’ve been making over the past two weeks. We opened them Christmas morning (and a few on Christmas Eve). Hope you enjoy them!!

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These little beanie animals are made from a sewing pattern I got from this girl who makes and sells patterns on Etsy. The instructions were easy and I found the eyes and noses at Hobby Lobby.

Red fox and arctic fox for Zia; black kitty and gray wolf for Cash.

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Zia wanted to make a stuffed wolf for Cash, so we made this together (no pattern). Remember the stuffed fox I made for her birthday?

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I’ve made so many clay animals lately I don’t think I could count them. Zia asked for a terrarium with forest animals for Christmas, so I made this:

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and these:

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It was her favorite present. 🙂

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Cash got his own tiny terrarium, which was his favorite present, too. Terrariums are great for kids–they are a little world you can endlessly change around.

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I bought a knitting pattern from another Etsy shop, which has tons of cute amigurumi patterns. This one took me a lot longer than the sewing pattern, mostly because I was a little rusty at knitting. Eventually it all came together, mostly during car rides over the past week.

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It’s for Zia, and I must say, this is my favorite of everything I made. 🙂

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Just to break up all these white backgrounds, here is our decorated jade plant. It gives the house a lovely Middle Eastern flair and fills us with the expectancy of strains of sitar music.

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Zia made these things for us–the tiny lion, cowboy boot and hat are for David…

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the Christmas card and photo frame are for the family…

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and the tiny Pippa goat and buckskin horse are for me. She did such a great job!

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This is my gift to everyone, haha–before and after pics.

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Cashy made two necklaces and a tiny clay bowl for Zia. He threw his whole heart into them. Love that boy. 🙂

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For David, I made this tiny Mia and David. He knew who they were right away, haha. Goat included for scale perspective.

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David gave me these two pairs of earrings from a shop in Winter Park. And it’s still a handmade present, LOL! The snowflakes remind me of our wedding (I wore snowflake jewelry) and the copper swirls are just so cool and artsy.

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Here is a pic of the kids at Winter Park–that hat Cash is wearing is another handmade gift I made from Paw Patrol fleece he fell in love with at Hobby Lobby.

We spent Christmas Eve at Winter Park–having lunch, walking around the shops, and getting hot drinks at Starbucks. The kids had saved up their money for the toy shop, which really elevated the anticipation of the trip. Non-handmade toys!!! Yahoooooo!!!

Speaking of elevation, Winter Park sits at 12,060 ft above sea level. Even for us, that’s really high.

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Christmas Day we went to Denver West to watch Moana, and here we are in the theater.  Afterwards, we went home and hand-over-fist whipped up a dinner of ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and hot apple pie with ice cream.

Sending bright and warm wishes from our house to yours!

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6 Responses to “handmade christmas”

  1. Cheri bladholm says on :

    So beautiful and Charming! Thanks for sharing details of love

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Cheri!

  3. Mimi says on :

    Almost TOO MUCH to take in ALL these beautiful creations at a glance! And I love the terrarium so much and what nice work Zia and Cash have done! We enjoyed seeing it all! Love, Mimi and Papa

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Glad you liked it!

  5. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee….just wonderful and so creative- good job,,Mia/luv u/mom

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Mom!

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