Each year the seven of us make homemade Christmas presents for each other. Well, I guess technically six of us make homemade gifts for all seven, since Mr. Smiles isn’t quite up to the task yet at just 2 years old ;-). Occasionally someone decides to buy a present if they see something they really think fits, but for the most part they are homemade. So this post is to show off all the wonderful homemade presents from this year!
It was a year of sock-giving for me, I knit socks for Young Man, Sunshine, Braveheart, and Mtn Man…
For Mr. Smiles I made this sweater:
And for Little Miss and Sunshine I made Balaclavas:
Young Man (14) made this wooden doll cradle:
He also found a hatchet head on our property that was in good condition, but the handle was broken. So he made a new handle and gave it to Mtn. Man.
Sunshine (12) made these gifts:
She also has a huge bin of all sorts of lego pieces gathered from different sets over the years. She took the pieces and built a couple of cool vehicles out of them, and then made them into custom lego kits to give to Young Man. She made the boxes, and they even have directions just like a real lego kit. I thought this was such a great idea of a way to reuse something she didn’t need anymore and make it into a cool “new” toy.
And she made these cute cat toys for her pet cats, she even filled them with catnip.
Little Miss (10) made these gifts:
Braveheart (9) made these:
Everyone had so much fun thinking up great ideas for gifts for one another, and then hand-making them. And then we all enjoyed getting all the wonderful gifts too!
In addition to the homemade gifts, there were a few store-bought that are homestead related…
We can never seem to have enough books, so books are always appreciated.
And knitting and crochet goodies…you will see these yarns in future projects, using the new hooks and needles!
We had a fun Christmas season putting all these gifts together and it all ended beautifully with a wonderful Christmas Day together as a family. I hope you had a meaningful day as well. Merry Christmas!