Friday, December 21, 2007

Handmade Holidays....

The handmade holiday gifts just keep on comin'....LOVE IT! Above are some gifts that the kids made for us in school. Just the wrapping is gift enough. Can't wait to see what's inside:)
This pocket of Joy was given to me by the fabulous Cassondra (aka Citrus Faire). It's for holding all kinds of Christmas goodies. I'm going to fill it with the art work the kids have been bringing home. Thanks so much, dear Cassondra! Bought this on etsy from Marmee Crafts for Lowell's new room:) Amazing work she does.

These neat fabric button necklaces are from The Magpie's Nest etsy shop.The 12 Days of Christmas swap continues. I am continually amazed at the gifts that I am recieving from this fabulous group of artists. In case you are wondering, I am day 12...Christmas Day! Donna Layton had day 7. She made the joy piece above. Everything about it is absolutely stellar. She is a stickler for details. Amazing work, Donna! Day 8 was by the hostess with the mostess Heather Bluhm. She sewed all these amazing fabrics and adorable image onto an apron. Brilliant and beautiful. Thanks, Heather!
Of course Chloe had to model it:)

Christmas is really getting close now. Hope all of you that are traveling have safe journeys. My sister and her family fly in from San Diego tomorrow for two weeks. I can't wait!!!!

Happy Holidays!


Heather Simpson-Bluhm said...

Aww, kid gifts are the best. We got a cute picture frame which H insisted on opening for us. Its fun seeing Chloe modeling the apron. I had wanted to see them ON someone. I am glad you like it. They were such fun to make.

Alison Gibbs said...

More lovelies from your 12 days of christmas swap. Chloe is a great model. What fun it will be to open the kids gifts.
Have a great christmas.

Mippie said...

Oh Kari! I know what you mean about the kids gifts-everything really is perfection! All of your goodies are just wonderful!!! I hope you and your adorable littles have a wonderful Christmas! I have on good authority your family is on the NICE list!!! xo-Mel

Bonita Rose said...

Christmastime is full of blessings!

Cathy said...


Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year.


Anonymous said...

Everything looks so nice! Merry Christmas Kari. What a sweetie Cloe is!!!!

Jessi Nagy said...

so sweet. what wonderful treasures!
happy holidays miss kari, and family!

m i c h e l l e said...

Hi Kari...I'm so overwhelmed by all this gorgeousness! Your children's gifts with the handmade wrapping brings tears to my eyes. Like you say, the wrapping is gift enough!

Happy Holidays to you and your dear family.


Sugar Bear said...

The gift wrap is my favorite! Merry Christmas to you and your family Kari.

ELLIE said...

WOW - what wonderful goodies you have received....the wrapping on your children's gifts to you look FABULOUS so you know what is inside will be priceless..
thanks for sharing it all

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

wonderful pictures!! :-) happy holidays!!! xo Britt

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous photos! I wish my twins were old enough to bring home their art from pre-school, but at just 1 - we have a little while to go.

Joy said...

~*~Merry Christmas!!!*
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

I love Lowell's new addition to his room I have just made marmee a fav on etsy and I am adoring the Hedgehog!
I am bummed I didn't get into the 12 days of christmas swap you all are having so much fun! WOnderful!
Terrific works!
Have a super time