Friday, January 20, 2012

a handmade christmas - part 5

First of all I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my mom! She's all the way over in Hong Kong and I miss her terribly...but we are so fortunate that they have chosen to do mission work during the age of technology. We get to skype with them quite often and it's like they're right here...they even got to watch a Packer football game on skype from Greg's computer on Sunday. Happy Birthday mom! Love you so much and we can't wait for you to come back to America so we can see your face without the pixels or blurriness!!! LOVE YOU!! These photos are from 2009 and the first photo is the reason we used to call Micah "pirahna boy" 2009 01 19_1607 2009 01 19_1608 2009 01 19_1610 2009 01 19_1619 Onto the handmade Christmas presents... I first saw this idea for clothespin people on pinterest...then followed it to the etsy store of whomever was pinned. I loved that the clothespins she made we bright and colorful and looked cute. I wanted to take it a step further and personalize the clothespin people. I had posted something about them during our 12 crafts of Christmas over at The Trendy Treehouse and Tracey from Alaska contacted me about making one for her family. I was very excited to do so. She told me a little bit about her family and we talked about what everyone should wear but mostly she just gave me creative liscense to create this for her. I was happy with how it turned out and I think Tracey liked it too. I then made another one just because I was on a roll and wanted to make one for our friends family...the one that the dresses and tie shirts were for, the one with seven children...yeah, that one. I really enjoyed painting these clothepin people and adding the details and making it personal. I'd love to make one for your family...or as a gift to give. I've got them listed in my etsy store. IMG_1077-20 IMG_1074-17 IMG_1482-24 IMG_1486-28 IMG_1489-31I have more handmade gifts to share but it will have to wait for Monday! I am going to spend the weekend with my family and away from the computer! Have a blessed weekend! Hug your loved ones and cherish each moment that you have with them, even the hard to tolerate moments, just think, this too shall pass. And I'll try and take my own advice ;)

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