Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Make it, Bake it, Grow it, or Sew it Christmas...

The Palmer family once again did a Make it Bake it Grew it or sew it Christmas. I must say I have a very talented family! It is always so much fun to see what everyone will make. The only difference to this years rule was we took the price cap of $5 off. Everyone was allowed to spend what they wanted but you must make it, Bake it, grew it or sew it. We also started a new tradition of saving our Christmas events to Boxing day(the day after Christmas) We had always celebrated together on this day anyway but rather then a little time on Christmas and a little time on boxing day. We made it a lot of time together on one day. We also drew names as to which family got to hand out their presents and drew names to pick the order of which kid opened there gifts first with each family gift set.
here are the many beautiful fun things we got...
My sister in-law Jen made these cute animal pillows for each of the kids. My kids use them every night!
My sis Beth and her Fiance Steve gave us Sugar cookie dough and a cookie cutter. My sister in-law Molly made us salsa Verde. YUMMY stuff!

My sister in-law Jen made pillow case for the adults, each of us getting our own prints and colors. She made them out of super soft fleece perfect for the cold winter nights.
Mom made these bags for each girl. She also picked out different fabric for each girl. Also found out she had no pattern and designed it herself. Way to go MOM!

My sister in-law Molly made these cute chalk board activity boards for all the kids. Perfect for the car.
My sister Melissa who for claiming to not be crafty always comes up with some great gifts!
This year she made us family game night boxes. Included are all the things needed to play any of the 19 games she listed along with the rules in a handy book. We are sure to take this camping with us this summer.

Mom also made each of the kids PJ's. some of the girls wanted to put them on right away and have a picture taken. Sweet little Cousin A was busy playing and not up for a photo so I will have to find a way to sneak a picture of her sometime soon :). Little miss too was not wanting to put new Pj's on but she is always up for a picture.
I made Jewelry boxes for all the girls but forgot to take any pictures. So here is a picture of the one I made little Miss for her birthday.

Inside each box was some lip gloss, bracelets and some homemade "pretties". Thank you Miss Jess for some of the ideas on these!
Special thanks to my talented friend Kim who shared her pattern for these reversible headbands. They seemed to be a big hit with the girls. I made them four different ones giving them each 8 different options.

I also made these signs for the girls, you can't see it but they also have a sparkly glitter on the letters.

At the last minute I had to change all my plans so this year the adults got these family or Faith signs.

Each adult also got these pictures framed.

I had a few other fun things to show but I think they will have to wait as this post is way to long already. I would love to hear if you have any ideas that you made this year. I want to start working on next year soon :)


Becky said...

You and your family inspire me! Such great gifts and ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

So many wonderful ideas...but my favorite was the family name in photos. This is something I have wanted to do for us :)