I bought everyone some form of outfit, made a burp cloth for everyone, and some booties. I found the templates for the booties on this blog.
The templates were very easy to use, and after my first prototype, I actually didn’t have very many problems with making them. I made them from flannel with a minky lining and a leather sole. I got a good deal with the leather because I bought a HUGE skirt from the thrift store made of suede which turned out to be the perfect amount.
Most of the gifts above, I could give to the people in person considering I was with most of the people during Christmas, but there were a few that I had to mail, and then people are still having there babies early and everything… They need to be following my schedule ;p
For a Christmas Gift, I made my two nieces a pair of house slippers each out of minky and suede. These were the most difficult things I ever had to make and broke about 4 leather needles along the way. They turned out great, only they ended up not fitting the girls which stunk because I will never make these again. I measured their feet multiple times,but the leather was thicker than I anticipated. I might make them cloth ones some time,but I need my break for a little bit.
Then for the rest of my family that aren’t little kids and cannot fit into the booties above, I decided to try a new recipe. I am a sucker for Truffles, so I looked up a recipe. They actually turned out very tasty and very pretty. It took a long time because I made 100+ truffles, but I would definitely make these again.
CUTE!!!! Seriously, those are some awesome home-made gift, I'm drooling over those truffles. It's nice to see that other people's house looks like mine does when I am in the middle of big project- a bit like a Hobby Lobby explosion!
I loved all your gifts from the heart and creativity this year Jess. It was very meaningful to me. I will always keep the slippers you made for Hannah and the burp cloth and sleeper will definitely come in handy. Thanks again!
I made a bunch of people presents too! I will post them on my page sometime soon for you to see. Your house looks like you are preparing for an Interior Design presentation. Getting the boards together and all your samples ready. haha! I'm glad that yall had a great Christmas.