Christmas craftiness, the 2011 edition


I love making handmade gifts for the holidays. This year, we were going to take advantage of T’s new-found coffee-roasting skill. I even designed a logo to go with our favorite alias:

I had it made into a rubber stamp to print onto paper coffee bags that we ordered. (God bless the internet!)

We doubled our coffee-roasting capabilities by buying another air-popper and T spent a few evenings roasting away. My other big project was inspired by something I’d seen on a blog and wanted to try, some felt play food for Heidi’s twins. I inherited my mother’s sewing machine, but must confess that I’m not much of a seamstress. It’s use tends to come when I get these crafty flights of fancy and usually what I picture in my head is a far cry from what actually gets produced. This time, the project came out just like I imagined it. I made a breakfast series:

And lunch (PB&J and a turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and two kinds of cheese):

Here are all of the pieces:

It was such a fun project that I think came out really well. I hope the twins enjoy playing with them as much as I enjoyed making them. And who knows, maybe I’ll have to open an etsy shop or something…

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