Christmas GiftsDecember 30, 2010
Did you make any handmade Christmas gifts? Here's some that I made.
I'm always so thankful that I have the "artsy gene," because I love making meaningful gifts for people. Besides, making stuff costs less. I couldn't afford to buy everyone meaningful gifts! :)
Do you recall the beautiful bracelet that I was just dying to make? Well, my grandma finally gave me the chance. :) This bracelet, technically, was commissioned, but I gave it to her with her Christmas presents. So I can include it in my Christmas Gifts posts. Can, too.
I also had enough beads left over for a keychain for Mommy.
(I had so much fun with it, though. This style is definitely making it to my Shoppe.)
If you haven't played Carcassone... Google it. Now. Buy it; play it. There is even an app for it.
For my parents, I painted some wine glasses with Meeples-- the little playing pieces used in Carcassone.
My grandma picked up the glasses for me, and over Thanksgiving I very craftily brought them back from her house, hidden in my sister's birthday present. I just used acyrlics, decopauge glue, and an oven. Worked like a charm.
And for good measure I made a Meeple Christmas ornament.
I am proud to present my new love, the Blue Bauble Bubble Bracelet. I love being able to make my own jewelry. I can make exactly what I want.
Moebiuses, byzantine links, shiny silver, antique toggle clasp... and a rainbow of blues and greens in my fave shades.