Hello! While Christmas is not yet a distant memory, I thought I should pop in here and share some of the handmade gifts I created for friends and loved ones this year. Some were swaps, and some just gifts. I love to make gifts for people, and am always happy when I have the time to be able to do that. The angel piece above I made for my Momma.
I participated in a stocking swap with my sweet and talented friend, Heidi. This is the stocking I made for her. (I'll share the beautiful things she sent me in a separate post, as they reallly deserve their own post!) We've both been bitten by the pretty planner bug so inside I included some things she could use in her planner, a vintage book, and some vintage trims. I also made her a couple of gifts to go along with the stocking. The stocking was a burlap stocking that I altered. It had ruffles at the top, and I dyed those the light pink, then added more layers of ruffles by adding the vintage lace in between each ruffle. I then covered the stocking with all sorts of vintage lace and a sweet image printed on fabric.
I made these super sweet glittered deer head mounts for Heidi and another friend as well.
I meant to make a few more of these, but ran out of time. I sitll may though, as they're not really just for Christmas, I think.
I found myself smitten with the idea of making little shadow boxes out of vintage ornament boxes. Not a new idea, but rather my take on them.
It seemed once I made the first one I really couldn't stop and was raiding our boxes of vintage Christmas decorations. I will just have to pack those ornaments away a little differently now. Ha. And yes, you read that right. "I will have to", meaning I have not yet put away our Christmas decorations. It's on the agenda for the weekend though. :)
These sweet shadow boxes were actually easier to create than they were to photograph for me. They're very 3 dimensional, and there is lots of "snow" and glitter inside in case you can not tell. I replaced all of the vintage plastic with new transparencies as the plastic wasn't in great shape, and the transparencies are more clear. So each box is as if you're looking into a window with a little winter magic on the other side. I'll be looking for more boxes this year, in hope of making more of these next year.
This little vintage elf was another gift I made. He lives w/in a small glass "cake plate" now. This is how he appears without the glass top, and below is how it looks with the top on.
I had a few more of these planned as well, but you know, that time thing....
I am bound and determinded to still finish a December memories book as well, and will share that as I go. I can't wait to show you the wonderful old book I repurposed for it. It's so perfect!
I have a few more things to share and will hopefully have them up on the blog before Valentines day. Ha. Maybe I'll even get more posted this week. I'm crossing my fingers.
Back soon, Cerri
PS, I have compltely caught up on orders that were waiting to be shipped while we were on holiday, so if you placed an order during the break, it's on it's way! Yay! Thanks for your patience with that. Y'all are the best, and I appreciate my customers so very much!