Most of Christmas came via Amazon.com, but there were a few handmade items. A scarf for Uncle Jeff, above.
Bird feeders for the neighbors, below:
Finished, packaged, and ready to deliver. This was a really fun and easy project for kids to help with, and I think made a good neighbor gift because it was an alternative to edible people treats (which I LOVE, but get a lot of already), it is a nice treat for the neighborhood birds, and nobody has to find a place to put it...it disappears! Instructions here.
I did some experimental glass-etching:
REALLY fun, REALLY easy, and REALLY cheap. There will be more glass etching in the future.
And, I made a few t-shirts, including this Star Wars one for Daphne (she made the bracelet):
Meanwhile, my dad gave us this painting for Christmas (from a photo from our wedding reception):
And this one of Kev's grandfather's tractor was a birthday gift for Kev:
And Mimi made Daphne a quilt:
If I start now, maybe I can have a totally handmade Christmas in 2011. Get your requests in early!
Because one day Kev was singing "Sway," and if you know Kev, you know he is a notorious low-talker, so when he sang "like the lazy ocean hugs the shore," I thought he said "like a lazy Russian horses show," and it seemed like a good name for something. Sorta Sgt. Peppery. No offense to Russians or horses is intended.