Handmades :: 2011

There were few handmade gifts this year. Well, our gift giving was almost entirely handmade, so really I suppose that should read ‘there was very little gift giving this year’ and so it goes. That’s what happens, i’ve decided, when you’re under the weather for not only the month of december, but also the month of November. you know, the crafting month.

handmades

handmades

handmades
We made a few salt dough ornaments — the project was mostly a quick way of sending Auntie Nina some handmade ornaments for her first christmas tree…

handmades

handmades

handmades

handmades

and we made bird seed ornaments. These i love. I followed a recipe found on pinterest — though next time i would use 2 env. of gelatine because they were too delicate!

handmades
We also got to try one out with a broken ornament — the birds loved them! 🙂

handmades
We also made soaps (which i failed to photogaph) with the kit that elizabeth got for christmas last year. she was sooo excited to make and share soap. Alexandre made the soap tag (i scanned and reprinted)

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Elizabeth made the birdseed tag.

handmades
this is the care package I sent to New Zealand — which may or may not have arrived yet. It’s far and I was very late sending it. It consisted of our annual family calendar and a small stack of film proofs. it was hard to part with them… but they since they were of HER family I thought I should. And I have the negatives, I can reprint…. (and get gorgeous darkroom prints. oh to have my darkroom…)

handmades
oh, and our gift tags I loved 🙂 a 4×6 photograph on their gifts.

Two more post-christmas post coming soon — food & mama handmades.

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