this christmas i was given an abundance of homemade gifts & i can honestly say i love them more than any amount of clothes or money i could have been given.
my sister has recently discovered her talent in sewing & made for me this amazing tote bag!
aside from the print, i think the little pocket she added is my favorite.
one of my favorite gifts my mom made(& my dad helped compile!) is this homemade cookbook. She put in it a lot of old family recipes & favorite things we've enjoyed since i was little, plus some stories to go along with the recipes. It's something i will definitely find a lot of use in! She & my dad also bought me a dessert cookbook, & Meg gave me the vegetarian one pictured.
... & mom made these adorable aprons that i'll wear while i'ma bakin' dem goodies!
She has also recently perfected her art of hat making...& made these beautiful berets which are made with yarn made from recycled plastic bottles.
I showed up at my Grandma's on Christmas Eve & my six year old cousin, Flynn, told me, "I know what Grandma has for you! You know how you like old-fashioned things...you know, like oldtiques?" It was really cute. So, i walk in her sewing room & she has this amaaazing vintage sewing machine from the late 50's.
It is in working condition & i can't wait to figure it all out so i can use it!