Okay, I’ve been putting this off because it’s a lot of pictures and a lot of linking, but I’m really excited about the fact that I was able to make some really great gifts this year AND I was able to do it at a fraction of what I would normally spend. My cousin also did a lot of homemade gifts and you can go here to see what she made. I agree with her – this year I’m going to try to do a little bit each month to stay on top of it. I don’t know that I will do all homemade gifts next year. I think that if you have someone on your list who really appreciates and loves a homemade gift, then that’s great. If you have someone who doesn’t really go for that kind of thing, I think that it’s silly to waste your time making something for them. Which is why my step-son got cash. 🙂
Here we go!
This chapstick cozy is really easy. I made one for the Spinster, myself and Katie bug.
Easy, delicious oreo truffles.
This hat for my mom. She loved it and I think it looks adorable on her. **If you click on the link, you may have to register with Lion Brand Yarns to see the pattern. It’s free to register and you will get access to hundreds of free patterns.**
These hats and this scarf for my nieces and nephew. *I didn’t use a pattern for the scarf, just made it using single crochets.
This hat & scarf for my sis. *Again, no pattern on the scarf, I did the same as with my niece’s scarf only I made my sister’s a little wider.
Scarf for my MIL.
Apple Butter & cookies for my dad and some other family members. The cookies are a family favorite and this apple butter is so delicious and very easy to make in the crock pot and then can. In fact, I made this in the crockpot the night before my foot surgery, then got up early and canned it in less than an hour before Brian took me to the hospital. Super easy!
Crayon Roll for my friend’s son.
Tote bag for my friend’s daughter.
And then after Christmas, because I was bored and had extra yarn, I made myself this hat. Please excuse my hideousness…I am so SICK of being on the couch!! (I used the same pattern for this hat as I did for my sister’s, but a different sized needle.)