Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Handmade Gifts Received

Before I show you some of the gifts I made others this Christmas, I had to show you the amazing handmade things my family gave me. They know I love some handmade. 

Nana made Elsie this owl ornament for her first Christmas. Here it is with the one she made Hendrix two years ago. I love how cute and unique they are, and the kids love them too.

 My mom also made me a mini quilt! Couldn't you die from the adorableness? I love how she free-motion doodled around each bird. This one is going up in the sewing room for sure. It's a project from this book.

And Nick got me the entire Amy Butler Lark collection! Not exactly something made, but it will become something made. And he figured it out all by himself. It seems like people aren't too crazy about this collection, but it is by far my favorite Amy stuff yet. I've never been overly excited about her stuff before, but something about the colors in this one totally get me. I'm just loving navy lately and I love what she did with it here.

He also got me those earrings from Etsy. They came with the most amazing packaging I've ever seen, including that little cut out card.

Finally, I had to show this mini my prolific quilter grandmother gave me when I saw her at Thanksgiving. Cute and very true. Hi Nanny! 

Also, it's my 29th birthday! I don't remember the last time I had balloons on my birthday, but someone surprised me with these tied onto the front steps today. I love it! (I still think it was you Julie!)

So happy birthday to me! Too bad it's just a regular Wednesday for the rest of you suckers :)


  1. Happy birthday and look at all those great gifts. Way to go people.

  2. How fun! I love your mom's mini quilt. Those birds are adorable!

    And I really love Lark. It's one of those collections that look better to me in person than in photos online. I can't wait to see what you end up making with it.

    Happy birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday! You received some wonderful gifts and I love the mini-quilt your mom made. Can we be best friends so she'll make me one, too? :)

  4. Aw...cute stuff! You are a lucky girl to RECEIVE handmade! And a very, very happy birthday to you!

  5. Homemade gifts are the best, anyone could buy something at a store! Love this!

  6. Happy belated birthday! I'm dying over that quilt your mum made you. The birds are just too cute. How cool that you share this craft =)

  7. Happy birthday a day late! I'm glad to know we're fellow birthday-ers, and I'm so glad I met you this year! I've been really wanting some Lark. I especially adore the little lanterns with the green background. Only a matter of time, I'm sure. I love the mini your momma made you!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday. Can't wait to see what you made :)

  9. Belated happy birthday wishes to you!

  10. i hope you had a wonderful birthday! what an amazing mini too! you are one lucky ducky!


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