So, I have been crafting away for weeks before Christmas, but couldn't talk about the gifts here because, well, it would ruin the surprise. I made some other things as well, but here is the main line up.
Each girl got a set of decorated file folders for their important "grown-up" papers, like pay stubs, and bank statements.
They also each got a purse made by me, with a coordinating covered mini notebook, inspired by this tutorial.
Almost Grown's purse.
Not Quite Grown's.
Dh got a collage featuring baby pictures of Not Quite Grown to coordinate with the one of Almost Grown I made him last year.
Remember this post? I talked about making MIL some felt green beans? Well, that is exactly what I sent her for Christmas! She doesn't like many vegetables, but said she liked green beans. I cook my beans until they are bright green and tender, but people of a "certain age" seem to think they are poisonous if they aren't cooked until grey and whimpering for their lives. We had a bit of a "to do" over my beans and so I thought this would make a nice gift.
Beaded felt green beans with felt *pat* of butter!
Each girl also got a collage of a frequent saying of theirs. Almost Grown's says, "Have gone to find myself. If I arrive before I return, please ask me to wait!"
Not Quite Grown's says, "Daddy, I want a pony! Buy it for me NOW!"
Almost Grown got some sleeping shorts made from a flannel sheet with flamingos and Airsteam trailers on it. Not Quite Grown, who is moving off campus next year into an apartment, got an apron, made from thrifted sheets.
As for me, I got some novels, and some crafting books, including Secret of Rusty Things, a wire working book, and a book of vintage labels.
I also got...the latest issue of Victoria, and yes, that is a La Vie Claire magazine, located in "the big city!"
I hope everyone got fun gifts and had a wonderful time with their families! And now, back to reality!