Poppies for Johanna, a Gift for You

Christmas presents. I love the idea of making gifts for Christmas. The whole time you are planning, sketching, and creating, in the back of your mind is the constant image of that person seeing your creation for the first time. Not only is it personal, but it connects you, literally, to that person. Nothing compares, even if it costs just as much as something you could of bought.

My goal is something homemade by Mommy for each child. I bought such incredible Wizard of Oz fabric for the big girls that I might go a little crazy, if time permits. If that's the case, there is a possibility the babies might be forgotten. Focus... focus...

I started, rushed, and "finished" this blanket on Saturday during my "Mommy is making your Christmas presents downstairs" time. Now that you see the lovely photos, I will immediately be ripping every stinkin' stitch out.

Not the best part to rush on: the binding, but that's life with a few hours to start and finish a project. Now I've learned, since it'll take a good hour to rip out/fix my initial rushing!

Good luck to many of you that are also making memories while you make special gifts. Please post your homemade gifts on your blog, comment on mine with a link to yours, and I'll pick my favorite homemade gift by the 18th of December, and I'll send you a set of these just in time for stuffing stockings!

A set of four of my favorite homemade coloring crayons just for little hands. Start submitting! Many entries per person welcome.