Tuesday, November 23, 2010

handmade presents

Each year for Christmas, I make something for the kids. I've done blankets, cereal bowls, hair bows, decor for their rooms...

This year, something possessed me to make slippers AND stuffed animals.

Let me pause here to say that I don't own a sewing machine... or even know how to use one.


You can imagine what my hands look like right now. And even worse, what they feel like...

For the slippers, I bought 9 sheets of felt, one sheet of foam (for added sole support), and three decorative patches. Total cost: $6.50

The stuffed animals are repurposed pillowcases, buttons that I already had, and felt leftover from the slippers. Total cost: nothing

LOVE that.

I've finished 2 out of 3 pairs of slippers and 1 of 3 stuffed animals.

It's taking me roughly 2 days for each at this point, now that I've gotten into a rhythm.

So, you won't see tons of paper projects from me right now. And I know they are rather wonky, but that's okay... because my kids are going to love these on Christmas morning!


Leaving you with a few pics. The slippers really aren't that off... I think one was curled up when I photographed it, but they are the same size. Promise!


MommyRev said...

Cute! I think you got the creative genes for the both of us. :)

anazelia said...

I have a sewing machine but can't use it. LOL. Those are both so cute. what lucky kids.

Dianna said...

Heather, I have been putting off the scrapbooking for YEARS--never knowing where to start, what to put in, how to lay it all out--and then I trip over this page on Facebook....I was impressed, and then I saw the page that looks like a year book page--with the faces of friends throughout the years--and then I was really impressed! So cool that I may have to steal the idea...if I ever get started!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

HEY...thank you... so happy to see the gifts you made... sweet and really cute... handmade love from mummy...!