Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hand Made Christmas

Several months ago dear hubby and two grandsons, ages 7 and 5, decided to make the little girls in our family cradles for Christmas. Hubby has been teaching them wood working and our oldest daughter saw this cradle design in Pottery Barn so suggested it would be a good project. They thoroughly enjoyed the time together and the cradles are beautiful. I decided to make dolls beds and quilts for their dolls; somehow time got away from me and so this morning I sat down and got them done. The quilt fabric comes like that because I don't have the time right now to make doll quilts. In fact, due to my lack of time the sewing leaves something to be desired but I don't think two 3 yrs olds, two 1 yr olds and two infants will notice. It might have been a good idea to make each of the girls their own cradle but this way they are learning to share and take turns. I'm so thankful they are done and now all I have to think about it dear hubby's quilt. Since he's seen the fabric and choose an additional two fabrics it won't be a big surprise; that's o.k. cause I do have something up my sleeve.
Enjoy our last hours of preparation-I plan to.
Christmas Blessings from my home to yours.


  1. Dear Noreen,

    These cradles and doll quilts are adorable! What a wonderful homemade Christmas! They will be enjoyed and treasured! I love seeing what you have been making ~ your quilts on the last post are beautiful!!

    Sweet Christmas blessings to you!

  2. oh my goodness I love those dolls cradles, my daughter would so totally love them. hmm that's an idea for her birthday. btw thank you for the e-card - beautiful thoughts :-)

  3. Good job. They are so cute and I like that so many had a part in making them. Can't wait to see the hubbies quilt. Blessings

  4. Good Evening Noreen ~

    The cradles and quilts are so sweet. Such special homemade gifts. I have enjoyed all of the things that you have been working on. Thank you for sharing.

    Christmas blessings to you and your family! ~ Teri

  5. Handmade gifts, crafted in love, are the very best kind :o)

    These cradles and the little quilt sets will be treasured long after the girls have technically *outgrown* them, that's for certain!!

    Blessings to you and your family this Christmas!

  6. Oh those are positively precious!

    Have a merry christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :o)

  8. I think the best gifts of all are those which have been made for somebody special by loving hands. I guess I kind of stumbled into your journal blog from another and I'm so glad I did.

  9. What a fun christmas present(s) Those are really just the best!



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