Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ideas Ideas

So, in the past few weeks I have really been thinking hard on the hand crafted items for those on our Christmas list. Here are some of the ideas I have come up with.

=> Crayon Roll-ups for the Kiddies : These are too cute! All I have to do now is figure out the pattern for them. I am forever breaking crayons in the diaper bag and wishing I had something to entertain the small ones when we are out. Here's my solution!

=> Rocking Chairs: Each of the little ones will also get a hand painted rocking chair to match their personality for Christmas. I can generally get these really cheap by using my Michael's coupons. They are super easy to make and are always a big hit!

=> Bracelet for DSIL: I have some really neat beads and idea that was going to do for her last year and the time just got away from me.

One other thing I want to venture to see if I can make is those key wristlets. They are super cute and I see them all over Etsy.

Since I am incredibly addicted to Etsy I have also decided that in the event I can not manage to create all handcrafted items, I will at least purchase handcrafted items! :) This way not only am I continuing a theme, but also supporting my fellow crafters on Etsy!


Cathi said...

The rocking chair idea is great! Too bad my kids are too big and no grands yet. Good for you supporting handmade artists!

Leann said...

I love all your ideas, but like Cathi, our sons are grown too.

Please stop by The Old Parsonage for my CIJ ideas.

Enjoy your day!

fallingforwinter said...

Beautiful Blog. Great ideas too!