Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Handmade Gifts and Christmas Decor

Hi! This is a huge picture heavy post!
Christmas is almost here and I am still finishing some gifts.
I made these bags for my nieces.

They are " In Cahoots" from Quilts and more  winter 2010.
You can find the free pattern at the "All people quilt"  website  here .
I made them on the girls favorite colors. Each one is also getting a gift card and a Barbie dress that I have to make yet. Just a simple velvet black dress and a crochet wrap made from furry yarn (Fun Fur leftovers).  They are ages 9 and 11 and had Barbie clothes on their wish lists.
Now some Christmas decor.
We live in a small two bedrooms apartment, what means not lots of space. But we do the best we can with what we have.
The Tree. This is the first year we have a big one. I need to make more cross stitch ornaments. This is a serious new year's resolution.
Some of my favorite ornaments.
One of my  crochet snowflakes from e-bay. I just love them.
Our first Christmas together from Boyd's Bears and our first Christmas as a family from Hallmark
One of my Bearington bears ornaments. The little tired Santa I got many years ago in Brazil, my homeland. One of my favorites.
This little fireplace ornament is very precious to me, also from Brazil from many years ago.
This is from the same batch from Brazil. I got them at Mesbla, a store that closed several years ago.
This is ginger, from Bearington bears. I also have her brother, cookie.
A school bus ornament to celebrate the first year Brenda takes the bus to school.
We also have annual picture ornaments of Brenda. A fun way to document her growth.
Now some other Christmas decorations.
Bearington bears carolers. So sweet!
Cross stitch Santa bell pull. I made this but I don't know who is the designer.
I made this when I still lived in Brazil.
I got this Precious Moments "May your Christmas be decorated"  cross stitch on e-bay.
The Gloria & Pat  website has this and many more free cross stitch patterns .  Just click on the pictures.
Part of my bookcase and my Boyd's bear nativity.
From San Francisco Music Box.
Snow globe from Hallmark.
I love this house.
My darling gingerbread doll.
Sleigh ride plate from Royal Albert. Another e-bay find.
Redwork Baby Jesus ornament.
My girl's room.

Redwork wall hanging. Pattern from the  Gooseberry Patch Christmas Book number 4. I made this about 6 years ago.
 Cross Stitch Christmas pillow. I got the finished cross stitch on e-bay and made it into a pillow.
I made the cross stitch in Brazil. It is a Santa alphabet that you can find at Patterns online
Later I turned it into a pillow. Feliz Natal is Merry Christmas in Portuguese, my native language.
Last picture. Brenda's Christmas stocking. This cross stitch design is from  the Cherished Teddies for the holidays book. She has the matching resin ornament.
Hope you enjoyed  my long post.
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.

Ana Paula

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