I've been having ideas swirling in my head of gifts to make the girls for Christmas this year. I really enjoyed making some handmade gifts last year for Sadie. The plan for this year:
Sock Monkeys. I'm going to make one for each of the girls. Dylan is requesting that he get one too. Perhaps I'll just make 4 total & there will be one for each of us under the tree. Directions for making the sock monkeys can be found here.
Felt cookies. The idea for these came about with Sadie's new kitchen. I plan on putting magnets on the back so they can stick right to the metal cookie sheet that came with her kitchen. Here's one example.
Doorway Puppet Theater. From Bend The Rules Sewing. How cool is this! I know Sadie will love it & Claire will too when she's old enough.
Other than this stuff, I plan on purchasing 2 small toys for each of the girls. I already have an idea of what those will be. I now feel prepared for when the shopping season rolls around. I'm going to stand firm & not be swayed by all the ads to buy stuff I never planned on. Time to get to work on the homemade gifts!