Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Handmade gifts for my kids.

What a busy time of year! I really wanted to post more this year, but at least I started a blog. I have learned so much from so many fellow bloggers. I made some great gifts for my kids this year using patterns and tutorials found on some great blogs.I made Adler this adorable Rocket ship. I used this pattern from the long thread. She has some fabulous ideas. If anyone needs the specifics for the astronauts travel compartment I have the measurements I came up with.For Gina I made a cute doll from a Wee Wonderful Pattern. I used the Chloe pattern, but the yarn I used was too thick to hold a wave. I couldn't bring myself to cut the hair into a bob either.

Also very last minute I made the little doll quilt and pillow using a tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts.

I adore the pillow with pillowcase idea! Gina loved that the pillowcase came off. It's the little things really. The kids both loved their presents made by mom. The rocket ship was a huge hit! All of our friends will probably be getting them for upcoming birthdays. The older kids loved throwing it around and the younger ones love taking the little man in and out of the rocket. I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I look forward to a great 2009 with all of my new blogging friends!

7 comments:

jacquie said...

the little rocket ship is the cutest thing ever. i downloaded the pattern. now i have to find someone to make it for.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

i LOVE the doll with the red hair. I 'll have to check out the tutorial you used because i made a doll once for my niece and i had a total disaster with the hair. i couldn't figure out how to add it. so i ended up having to put on a 'bandana' to cover the hair. it was awful. i think if i could learn to add hair i might make more dolls. it was fun to make the doll and the huge skirt i made for the doll.

thanks for sharing! happy new year!

Saucy said...

Those treasures are beyond fabulous. I love making things for my kids too. It's like Oprah says, "love is in the details". Happy New Year! Keep blogging.

Little Munchkins said...

You have certainly been busy. I will have to check out the rocketship pattern and also the doll pattern.

michelle said...

What cute creations! Your Chole is adorable but I especially love the rocket, it is so hard to find things to make for boys! Going to have to try that one! Happy New Year!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

So cute! The little doll looks like Gina, with that gorgeous hair. A friend tells me that astronaut toys are hard to find, so that rocket ship should be a big gift success. Happy new year!

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