Christmas Crafts 2013

By on 12-31-2013 in Crafts

For some reason this year I decided that I wanted to make a lot of my Christmas gifts to people this year instead of purchasing something.  It wasn’t a financial reason… I think mostly I was just feeling crafty and had a lot of good ideas for people and thought “Hey I can make that”.  Eventually, this is the final list of ALL the things I made!  Unless you know me well, you probably won’t follow the list of names, but good luck trying :)

  1. A personalized cross stitched bookmark for my sister-in-law Bridget
  2. A personalized cross stitched bookmark for my sister-in-law Beatrice
  3. A personalized cross stitched bookmark for my sister-in-law Mary Clare
  4. A personalized cross stitched bookmark for my sister-in-law Genevieve
  5. A personalized ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ ornament for our newest nephew Charlie
  6. A personalized ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ ornament for our newest niece Brandy
  7. A personalized ‘First Fawver Family Christmas’ ornament for Charlie’s parents, my brother-in-law Michael & his wife Bridget
  8. A US Army ornament for my brother-in-law Michael (he’s a vet)
  9. A US Air Force ornament for my brother-in-law Zachary (he’s currently enlisted)
  10. A fleece baby blanket for Charlie
  11. A fleece baby blanket for Brandy
  12. A fleece baby blanket for our nephew Russy
  13. A fleece baby blanket for our niece Isabel
  14. A cross stitched giraffe ornament for Russy (I made him a personalized ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ ornament last year & want to make him one every year)
  15. A cross stitched ladybug ornament for my friend Veronica
  16. A cross stitched apple bushel & pie ornament for my friend Jennie
  17. “Wish” wine charms for my co-worker Judi (which doesn’t include the two book club custom sets she was nice enough to buy from me!)
  18. Doggy wine charms for my co-worker Ginette
  19. “Luck” wine charms for my co-worker Tanya
  20. Sports ball beer glass charms for my co-worker Randy
  21. Saints medal wine charms for my sister-in-law Celeste
  22. Sewing themed wine charms for my sister-in-law Monica
  23. Wine Lover wine charms for Dominic’s new boss
  24. A red & green tutu for Jennie’s daughter Joy
  25. A pink & white tutu for Joy
  26. Red & white polka dot hair ties for Joy
  27. A tulle decorated metal basket for Joy (it counts!)
  28. A tulle decorated hair band for Joy (I had extra tulle but not enough for another tutu!)
  29. A charm bracelet for my stepsister April (Russy’s mom)
  30. Designed a photo book of Russy’s baptism using photos I took & had Shutterfly print 2, one for April and one for her mom Joanna
  31. Designed a photo plaque for Dominic’s office at his new job, again using Shutterfly for the heavy lifting but it took some time to pick out the right photos!
  32. Personalized a stocking ornament for Charlie to add to the large family set I gave my mother-in-law last year.

That wasn’t even all the crafting I’ve done since October!  I also…

  1. Used my Cricut to make decorations and vinyl cut outs for my Halloween pumpkins
  2. Constructed the accessories for my epic Stay-Puft Marshmallow (wo)Man costume
  3. Made a felt bag, just because I had extra felt (still do)
  4. Used the Cricut again to make table settings and such for Thanksgiving
  5. Cross-stitched a stuffed giraffe for Russy’s first birthday
  6. Put together a “My First Year” picture frame collage for April
  7. Made a paint bucket donation can for the San Leandro Historical Railway Society depot repainting fundraiser
  8. Made two sets of wine charms commissioned by my co-worker Judi for her book club’s annual gift exchange.
  9. Made some other wine charms to sell in my Etsy Shop (eh, I had the supplies out and needed to keep my hands occupied while catching up on the DVR)
  10. 4 ornaments from our high school and college tassels
  11. My yearly home made ornament for our tree (most are cross stitched but some are other mediums)

For ease, a photo album just for the crafts mentioned!  I don’t have pictures of quite everything, but you’ll get the idea :)

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Trisha Lyn Fawver tends to wear many hats. You can usually find her painting her nails, taking photos, writing books, cross-stitching, making wine charms and other crafts, or hard at working managing multiple affiliate programs.

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