My girls made Christmas gifts for me this past year as well. An adorable little wooden TARDIS – the door really open and everything. I’m trying to decide what to keep in there. And the cute black cat keychain. The cat has green eyes just like our Meeko kitty. I’m undecided where to keep that one too. The bag I use the most is also black and I’m afraid it won’t show up well. So I suppose it would be best on my small purple purse. The downside is that I don’t use it as much, but maybe that would make me worry less, because if I break it I would be super sad.
These kids have leveled up in a major way this year in their crafting skills. I’m just so – Wow! about these.
I found this adorable book at the library, and decided that THIS is what I was making the girls for their Christmas amigurumi this year. They were more challenging to make than anything I’d tried before, but a challenge is good, and the instructions were great for the most part. I loved the book so much I think I may have to pick myself up a copy to keep. I have 2 more nieces who I’d like to make as gifts. The author/creator also has a book for making pets that looks fun, and one of cute food. If you’re on Raverly her page is worth a look. So much cuteness! And I found a free pattern there for Sneeches
(with and without belly stars!) I think I’m making that next.
|Eldest daughter AmiguruMe by Kara Hartz
|Youngest daughter AmiguruMe by Kara Hartz
|Niece AmiguruMe by Kara Hartz
While I don’t think I’ve ever posted photos of my kids, or my niece – trust me, this is exactly what they look like. Those little sandals and flip flops were the toughest, but turned out so cute!
Getting back our Grand Opening Week, I wanted to start with one of our more popular items around the holidays. The Gift Album.
It’s a little like a gift card, but more personal. It’s a little catalog of products, and your lucky gift recipient gets to pick out what they want. Simple. They come in just about any value range you could want, or they also come by product type. There are teen albums, guy albums, jewelry, even a chocolate one!
My sister-in-law gets these for all the teenagers on her list because she never know what they want, but she doesn’t like giving cash as a gift.
They’re also great for long distance gifts because they’re cheep to ship.
A Gift Album also makes a nice year-end gift from an employer to their workers.
To see the whole selection of albums, click here:
and type – gift album – in the search bar.
I was part of Etsy’s most recent baby shower. Sellers signed up to either donate to pregnant women and new moms, or they signed up as recipients. Since I sell baby items, and I have a new baby – I signed up for both ends. It’s been a blast. I want to show off all the cool gifts I’ve received so far:
First, from Keiki Boutique – http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=62359ser_id=62359, I got this really nice, and incredibly handy diaper and wipes pouch:
It’s one of those things that once you use it for awhile, you wonder how you ever got along without it!
She told me that the shawl can also be use around her waist as a cover-up. I hadn’t thought of that – but it would be perfect! I also got a yellow headband with a flower, but I left it at Grandma’s house when we last visited there. Gotta get that back! Isn’t this too cute?
And from ficklefaerie, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=108801, and made by mamaziel, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5089760, I got these great burp cloths –
These have been used non-stop since I opened the package. So great!
I can’t thank these great sellers enough. Thank you thank you thank you!!