I made many of the gifts we gave this year: small tote bags for everyone made from recycled upholstery samples and filled with goodies, 5 pillow covers for the mother who of course chose my most expensive fabrics (it's ok I still love ya), fleece hand embroidered hats for the 2 older nieces, and elf shoe ornaments.
Same hat in both pics, the sakura flower is reversible!
We did purchase a few things like DVDs for my brother in law & father in law and an art set for the oldest niece. The art set was full of pencils, markers, crayons, etc in a carry case on sale for less than $4. I couldn't rightfully pass that up! The rest of our gift giving was traded for with some my awesome EtsyDarkTeam mates. Extra special big thanks to AgonysDecay for the amazing soaps. I sent a set of Day of the Dead soaps to my mom and a big cameo soap to my sister but it was claimed by her daughter because "it's a princess soap". My niece then announced that she must now take a bath! Too damn cute.
We spent Christmas Eve/Day with my husband's family once again. We had fun if not much sleep. We got to see 2 of our nieces that are sprouting like beans, the sis & brother in law and hung out with the ever elusive father in law. We ate way too much but it was oh so good. And apparently my father in law enjoyed the banana bread I made for him and my brother in law since he nicked a piece of my brother in law's even though he got an entire loaf to himself!
We got some great gifts not the least of which were Alice in Chains tickets. Hells yeah, Alice in Chains! And then there are the gifts from my father in law which are always fun. I got universal Waite tarot cards (to compliment my glow in the dark Ouija board from last year) among other things, and my husband got a no-one-in-particular pharaoh plaster bust which is extremely funny since we were just discussing how one might go about becoming a god-king.
And of course I can't leave out the tea, mounds of chocolate, and jelly bellies. Coldstone flavored Jelly Bellies are delicious!
What did you do or get over the holidays?
Happy and prosperous New Year, everyone!