handmade holidays

Frugal Tuesday Tip: Handmade holidays

The best Christmas gifts I got this year were handmade. From my sister and her husband, and from my brother and his wife, we received the basics — salsa, dishcloths (because I haven’t replaced the ones I threw out yet), and a jar or family dinner conversation starters. From my…

Handmade Holidays

Handmade ornaments — a close up of the photo ornament so you can see the lovely paper on the reverse side. We also received dough ornaments from my sister‘s family. Nothing says “I’m a kid!” better than these. I always smile at ornaments that were obviously handmade by a child.…

Handmade Holidays

I got ornaments this year. My SIL did a fantastic job with photos — the back of a relevant photo has a pattern printed on it. The one in the photograph is a picture of my kids at the cabin on the lake. The ornament uses two brads and ribbon.…

Handmade Holidays

Two of the handmade holiday gifts that I received. First a note about these pics. I can intuitively figure out the functions on my camera, but it is so different from my old camera that I get stuck comparing the two during use. So bear with me not making the…