04 November 2010

Nesting

Yep....nesting....that's what I've been doing lots of lately.

Well....nesting, reading and cleaning that is.

And trying to make this Christmas....a handmade one. I thought this year...I'd give at least one handmade gift to everyone on my list....but....some lucky friends and family {well, I hope they'll think they're lucky} might just get a whole handmade package....I hope they'll like it....because there's nothing better than receiving a gift that someone you love has taken the time to make just for you.

44 comments:

  1. this is so fabulous! I am hoping that next year my christmas will have so many homemade items in it - I am praying the sewing class I'm asking for Christmas is given to me - that will make my wish for next year so much more doable!

    Happy Handmaking ~ T.

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  2. Beautiful! What type of yarn are you using?

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  3. Love those scarves (I'm kind of a lame crocheter - are you using a pattern or just winging it?). I'm curious as to the yarn too - those colors are beautiful!!

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  4. i couldn't agree more...i LOVE making handmade gifts. and receiving them as well ;) have fun gift-giving this year!

    {alicia}

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  5. Love those colors...the scarves are beautiful! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled :)

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  6. Great idea! I should set that as my goal. I'll have to put on my creative thinking cap and maybe put in some late nights...

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  7. I agree.Making time for homemade gifts from the heart is special.
    Fun Finds 2 U...Chickie

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  8. And I'm stressing over the idea that there's just one gift I should be hand making. You've inspired me!

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  9. The colors look very you and seem warm and elegant. Another thing I think you give off, elegance.

    Have a great week reading, cleaning and creating.

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  10. I love it! I am committing to a "homemade" christmas this year...hoping to handmake as many of the gifts as possible! = )

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  11. I love handmade gifts...your family and friends are sure lucky!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  12. I hope I'm on your list. Hee hee. Not sure what you're making with that grayish yarn but it's gorgeous! Oh, how I wish I could knit. Going with a handmade Christmas this year myself. If I could hand make Lego Star Wars for the little guy, I'd be all set. ;)

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  13. That yarn is so beautiful, that shade of gray goes perfect with my wool coat. Seriously... I wish I could knit or crochet . I Treasure a hand knit scarf that my girl friend made me. Anyone on you list this year is LUCKY! Lori

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  14. How lucky your friends and family are! This is a wonderful idea!

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  15. Who wouldn't want to be on your fab homemade list? Good for you!

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  16. I would most certainly love to get something handmade by you!
    gail
    adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

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  17. if i was as talented as you i would give handmade gifts too. that scarf looks beautiful. i hae that book too. love it.

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  18. I completely agree! Handmade gifts are the best! Your scarves look beautiful!

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  19. I think it is wonderful to receive something that someone has taken their precious time to make. It means so much more than just a quick run to the store no thought kind of gift. Your family and friends will be thrilled!

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  20. You are sooooo sweet...the best kind of gift to receive....lucky friends and family.

    Friday hugs. xoxox

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  21. I totally agree with you. This is going to be a homemade Christmas for my family and friends. I hope that I get to be a recipient of a hand made gift too. Florence

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  22. ~~*~* LOVE that you are doing a handmade Christmas Andrea!! ;) You have some lucky recipients~*~ Hugs,Rachel~*~*~*

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  23. You are awesome for doing that Andrea and those scarves look incredible! I was hoping to make some linen and burlap ornaments as gift toppers but knowing me I won't start until December 20th. ;)
    Happy Friday my friend.
    Hugs~
    T

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  24. I am inspired to get busy~ I love the soft colors.

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  25. Hand made-I love it! If I don't make it myself, I get hand-made gifts at craft fairs. I think this is the best embodiment of the Christmas Spirit!
    That scarf is lovely!
    Happy Weekend,
    Sherry

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  26. I love this too. Our family did that a few years ago and it was so fun. The things that people create are so much more special and likely to be treasured for a long time. Best wishes ♥

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  27. What a wonderful thing to do for those you care about. I love crocheting too, and the scarves you are making are gorgeous. I have an upcoming post scheduled on the scarves I have made this past year. Nothing fancy, just a great way to be creative and keep my hands busy.

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  28. Hi Andrea,

    Handmade presents for friends and family are so much nicer and they are made with love and from the heart.
    Beautiful work and someone is going to be so happy having a beautiful crocheted scarf.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  29. Hey,

    I was doing my Saturday morning blog browsing and I found your beautiful blog. I love it!!! Love your pics and love you handmade things!! just awesome!!

    I'll send you a fresh breeze from Finland and hope you have a great weekend!!

    Suvi

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  30. I agree with you totally. We will be doing a mainly handmade Christmas this year. I think it is so personal and thoughtful. Love your knitting!
    Ness xx

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  31. i too love to make things as gifts it's so much more special! i love the scarves you are crocheting! i don't know much crochet but enjoy knitting!! have a wonderful weekend! susan

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  32. Ok, Andrea......seriously....you KNIT, too?? lol! What beautiful gifts to give to your family! They will be treasured for years to come, I'm sure! Are you going to offer that awesome gray scarf in your shop.....?????? :)

    xoxo laurie

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  33. Very Special! I always make my Girl's something at Christmas and hope they will cherish it forever just because.I also like to buy handmade~Cheers Kim

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  34. I would love to learn to crochet some day. Your homemade gifts look beautiful...love the colors! ~Deb~

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  35. I think we would all love something handmade. Your family is lucky indeed!

    karen

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  36. I wish I knew how to knit! This stuff is so lovely! I will take a scarf =) THANKS haha

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  37. that is exactly what I have been thinking about for this year - good for you. It means so much more to know it's handmade.

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  38. Andrea, that is
    so true....And I
    just wish that I
    was making things
    all year 'round so
    that everyone on my
    list would get handmade.
    There is nothing
    better. Have fun
    nesting and stay
    cozy!!
    xx Suzanne

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  39. Well it seems we are all on the save wave length. I was also thinking about homemade gifts this Christmas. I posted some before and after shots of my little country kitchen, I hope you will check it out.
    Have a lovely day xoxo

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  40. I absolutely agree...your items are just beautiful and how loved they will feel
    xo

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  41. What beautiful soft colors! I love making gifts for the holidays...but I better get busy! ♥

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  42. I love receiving homemade gifts--just knowing someone loves me enough to spend their time on me. I'm enjoying meandering through your blog!

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  43. Your crochet is beautiful. I knit but can't crochet - maybe someday! Hopefully your friends and family will appreciate all your hard work and thoughtfulness.

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