Many of these handmade goodies have been featured on this blog before as I was working on them, but here is a taste of the handmade goodness that made it's way into our Christmas celebration.
All of the kids received mama-made hats in their stocking. Elizabeth's hat even came with a matching scarf.
In addition to their hats, they each received a handmade shirt from this shop.
And she's making a fort out new silks and wooden clips. I had no intention of gifting her with more silks and clips as we already have dozens of silks in various shapes and colors, but when they appeared on her Christmas list, I made a couple of pastels to add to the collection.
Paulie was also very excited about his new knitted blanket. He's been wanting a throw blanket for his bed, so this was good timing.
Philip got the biggest gift of handmade goodness, although not made by us. He received the wooden castle from Nova Natural along with the blue and yellow knight sets sold there. In addition, he received the knights I'd previously mention during a Handmade Friday post.
This was really only a glimpse of the handmade goodness that graced our holiday. I sometimes find it hard to balance living in the moment with capturing the moment so I don't have photos of everything (and some photos weren't all that great, hence the bad lighting in some of these). Both my mother and my grandmother received a knitted scarf and our close friends' children received wooden toys made by etsians or local wood craftsmen. I think next year I'd like to take a photo of everything we gift that's handmade, by us or other artists, just to see how much we can stick to our goal of a handmade holiday.