We LOVE Hand Made Gifts!

I think it's pretty safe to say that most people love hand made gifts.  I love them because they truly come from the heart.  When one gives a hand made gift, they are giving a little piece of themselves.  This holiday season there were a few home made gifts given around here that I would like to share with you.

First, there are the book shelves Hubby made for me.  I mentioned in passing that I would like bookshelves for each side of the fireplace in my living room.  When we originally built this house I was not interested in having built in shelving in there but after 10 years...I changed my mind.  I didn't really expect to get my wish so soon but once again Hubby impressed me with his carpentry skills with the most unique set of book shelves I could ever ask for.

                                                               Aren't these THE BEST?!

 He also got a request to make Beckett a toy chest that could double as a coffee table for David and Codi.  I'm not sure how well you can see the details in this photo but the front is a beaded board and there is a book rack on one end.  The top has been painted with a chalkboard paint so Beckett can write and draw on the table.

While I didn't know about the book shelves that were being made for me, I was making Hubby a little something for Christmas too.  I am a water colorist and although I don't paint as much as I'd like to, I do love painting.  I started a painting a while back for Hubby of a Native American astride a horse, looking down a snow covered hill at a herd of buffalo passing.  Now, I chose this because of my husband's Native American heritage.
 I had it matted and framed and surprised him by wrapping it and placing it beneath the Christmas tree.

And finally, Caitlin's gift to her dad and me.  She is really creative and always comes up with new ideas to gift us with.  This year she came up with a gift I simply LOVE!
                                                  It is a Rogenmoser, Painted Peg Family!
She painted every little detail on these peg people; beards and hair colors were accurate.  Even the pets were painted and sitting proudly by their owner.

Holidays, birthdays and special occasions are so much fun around here.  Especially when individuals give a little of themselves by creating something special.  Think about it the next time you have to take a gift somewhere; consider giving something hand made and then watch the recipient's eyes light up when they open it.


  1. Wow, you guys are so talented! Me, even when I was functioning on a 2 armed normal level, couldn't craft squat. Just missing that doughnut in my brain box.

    1. Awww, Melissa, I'm sure that you are great at lots of other things that I (creative mind...) most likely could not tackle:) Thanks for reading!