my ultimate favorite gift made this year??...definitely ehren's doll! which he named "rudolph #4". ;)
a 16" waldorf doll, using joy's radiant doll pattern, which is apparently no longer being sold :(. i bought this pattern 3 years ago, as it has become a family tradition to give each of our children a waldorf doll for their 4th christmas.
i made him a few sets of clothes to go with him (2 shirts & 2 pants), just sort of winged it on the pants. but here is the pattern for the shirts. and (of course!) i had to knit him up some goodies!
he got a super cool pair of rainbow overalls
and a doll sized pilot hat...
there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that your gift is truly loved! (hooray!!)
for orin (our 10 year old)...sammi & i revamped his quilt. he made this quilt our first year homeschooling, he was 6~! this was his first sewing machine project ever...i helped him a bit here & there, but he did it 90% on his own. he entered it in the 4-H contest @ our local heritage festival & won honorable mention that year as well. he LOVES this quilt, so much that is was in shambles...the backing was 80% gone! & there were holes everywhere & squares completely gone in some spots...but he would never let me have it long enough to fix it. so a few months ago i stole it & hid it under sammi's bed...and a few weeks before christmas we set to work patching it & searching out a new backing for it. it turned out awesome & was definitely one of orin's favorite gifts...gotta love that!
lance has now asked us to fix up his blanket...we actually wanted to surprise him as well for christmas, but his quilt was made by his gramma & she has since passed away, so i wasn't sure if he would want us messing. he said though that he would rather be using it, that having it stowed away, so i guess well be working on that one soon. <3
my dad requested this ear flap hat. i knit it double strand as both him & my mom are both avid outdoor enthusiasts & i wanted the hat to be practical.
got the call on christmas & he loves it! (hooray!!) said he tried it out on their greenway one morning & is passed the test...:)
for sk (aka sammi), orin & i made an earring holder. she has LOADS!!! & no where to put them, so i poked around on etsy to get a few ideas & ran with it.
we found a *brand new* unfinished wooden photo frame @ our local thrift store, then i picked up some aluminum screening & some screen board @ lowe's. it didn't take too long to piece it all together...
sk loves it & while i was worried that there wouldn't be enough room for all her jewels, there is actually a bit of room to spare!