But nonetheless, I still want to share these little sacks of gifts I made for the lovely little kiddies who are part of my world.First, I made these button barrettes for the girls. They were inspired by the Martha Stewart hair pins here, but I thought barrettes seemed more practical for a group of rough and tumble pre-school girls. They are simple to make--using some good, sturdy thread, sew the buttons to the barrettes (I doubled some buttons up, or added tiny wool felt leaves too), then make a little personalized card to pin them to (we used card stock scraps we had laying around). And then this is something I had an idea about lurking in my head for some time--a Beeper Bebe Plushie Memory Game. I made these from Moo mini cards I had made especially for this purpose (and I may offer some in my shop in the future too for general consumption). I simply matched up several sets of images, and then made these little wool felt cases with labels to put them in. I think all kids love this game--and it is a great game for pre-schoolers who have memories like steel traps. And then, after making some of these little monsters for the Toy Society Christmas drop earlier (read about it here), I just sorta fell in love with them and decided I had to make some more for the kids--these are made from reclaimed fleece. And finally, I made these simply little draw-string sacks to stash all the goodies in, personalizing them with a name label. I figured this is an eco-friendly (albeit time consuming) alternative to gift wrap since the kids will keep and use these. I also threw in my favorite little kids item that I gave to all the kiddies this year--crayon rocks from Stubby Pencil Studio--made from eco-friendly soy wax and tinted with natural mineral powders, and a little sack of 16 is only $6.95!And finally, I made these just for the babies in my life. They were made from the Nest Studio's Polly pattern in the book, Softies.
And with that, I am officially done with Christmas gift making and blogging about it. Now back to our regularily scheduled blogging.