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Handmade Mini Treehouse

I’m finally getting around to posting what probably was my son’s favorite Christmas gift, and it is one for which I can take only the smallest sliver of credit. I suggested to my husband that our 5-year-old might like a mini treehouse like this one, but I was sure we could make one for far less […]

Be My Valentine (but keep your germs to yourself)

I have no idea what we’ll do this year yet, but last year I made 20 tissue cozies for my son’s preschool classmates. I’m sure the kids would’ve preferred candy but figured the parents would appreciate the tissues during cold and flu season.

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Gifts for far-flung friends

I just spent three days with my best friend who lives much, much too far away. In addition to the good company and good food, I also got a chance to see her family and inspect whether they REALLY liked the Christmas gifts I sent them. Though I’m sure it’s possible they only took them out […]

Wilbur’s New Home

Another successful gift! I made this needle-felted farm back in October (see more pictures and a mini-tutorial HERE) but didn’t add the finishing touch — the pig — until last month, just in time to give it to my 4-year-old niece for Christmas. And I found the Charlotte’s Web book I had bought for her on […]

The Princess and the Pea

Tomorrow I’m giving the last of my Christmas gifts to my cousin’s four little daughters and their baby brother. The baby is getting the¬†color book I made back in October. The girls are getting cupcake and ice cream¬†charms I made last month and this Princess and the Pea book and play set I finished […]