Getting ready for Christmas

I know its over a month away and we haven’t even had our turkey dinner yet!  But if you’re making your own presents it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  So bear with me because Modern Homemakers is probably going to be pretty craft heavy for the next few weeks.  I will try to share my projects with you (hopefully in video tutorial form) as I start stuffing those stockings and getting ready for the holidays.



I have multiple reasons for making my own presents, the primary one being the typical lack of extra funds in my household.  Throughout the year I keep my eye out for good deals and crazy clearance items but other than that I try to fill in the gaps with homemade items.  My other reason is that we try not to make gifts the focus of Christmas and buying out Toys R Us doesn’t typically accomplish that!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI want to make something for Gideon but he’s my first boy so I’m having a hard time deciding what to do with him.  Daddy might be breaking out some scrap wood to make something manly 🙂  He can’t have anything that would be a choking hazard so he’s a big challenge.  On the plus side he’s starting to actually play with toys, so anything goes.  Last year I made him this plush train and car.

 

 

 

 

diy baby toys

how to make a toy car

 

how to make a toy train

How To Make A Toy Train

 

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI’m not gonna lie , Eowyn is my easiest child to make presents for!  She loves dolls, and clothes, and crafts so I don’t typically have to think too hard for her.  In fact I’ve already made her a few Barbie dresses.  I’ve got a pattern and a video tutorial here that are super easy to make if you’re interested.

 

 

 

 

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIsondra (my oldest) is the biggest challenge of all.  She doesn’t like dolls.  She could care less about clothes.  She’s a bit of a tom boy, so if anyone has any ideas of things I could make I’m all ears.  Last year I made her a checker board game and we still have fun with it but it wasn’t easy coming up with that idea.

 

 

 

 

 

free crochet pattern

how to make checkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you planning on making any presents this year?

I know its over a month away and we haven’t even had our turkey dinner yet!  But if you’re making your own presents it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.  So bear with me because Modern Homemakers is probably going to be pretty craft heavy for the next few weeks.  I will try to share my projects with you (hopefully in video tutorial form) as I start stuffing those stockings and getting ready for the holidays.



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