Friday, December 23, 2011

Handmade Holiday Happiness

In this post, I mentioned that I've been enjoying more simple handmade things this year. This post is a bit of a round-up of some of those things.

Potato Stamping


I saw this on Made by Rae and wanted to put some extra packing paper we had to good use. I used paint from a dollar store. I would not recommend it. It worked poorly and smelled like formaldehyde. Scary.

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Applesauce ornaments

Nothing new or novel here, but it was a fun project to do with the kids. Ours didn't turn out that fabulous. I think I rolled the dough out too thin and then they stayed in the oven 40 minutes too long (it was The Preacher's responsibility to take them out. He's been forgiven). Hence, they have a bit of a curl. Next time I'll be more patient and just let them dry on the counter.

Felt Christmas Ornament

Felt ornament

I'd love to have a Christmas tree full of handmade ornaments. For this one I used some lovely wool felt that my MIL gave me and followed this tutorial.


Handknit mittens

I've been working on these mittens for awhile and just finally finished them up this week. These are as plain as can be, but there's still something very satisfying about handknit mittens. They went into my son's hat and mitts bin, but they're a wee bit big for him yet.

Quilted Wallhanging

Finished wallhanging

I also finished up this wallhanging. The binding does add a lot and I'm happy to have it completed. I haven't hung it up yet and now I'm feeling more like I'll just put it away and be extra delighted to see it next December!


  1. Mele Kalikimaka Renee! I always love to see what you create. You are so talented and make the coolest things. All the best to you in the coming year!

  2. All such pretty and fun things to be making.