Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Homemade Christmas

I love making gifts for people. I tend to get in over my head, but it always feels so great to give someone something that I've created. Right now I'm definitely in over my head, but I wanted to post Everett's completed projects. My mom got him some Perler beads a while back, and he wanted to make things every day. We were busy during nap time for a few weeks with his creations. He's used up most of the beads, and I think I've done more ironing in the past month than throughout the rest of my married life!

Everett decided to make Christmas gifts for his sisters, grandparents, and some of his cousins. Since most of the recipients don't look at the blog, I figure it's okay to post a picture here. I also wanted Gracie to be able to see Everett with her gift since she lives so far away.

DSC01574 Everett's gifts

It was Everett's idea to make the necklaces with the three diamonds. He wanted to make princess necklaces for the girls.

We were making a heart for Andrew. After we had finished a small heart, Everett asked me if Andrew was a baby or a big kid. I said he was a little younger than the girls. Everett said, "Mama, we have to make it bigger so he can't eat it!"

He is so excited about these gifts that it took some persuasion to get him to wait until Christmas to give them away. He has already given away lots of his creations.


MaryBeth said...

What a great idea!! I will have to try that next year with Ella and possibly the trio. He looks so pleased with himself and his creations.

chelsea said...

that is seriously impressive, those creations take some serious dexterity. i think it's time for us to get some new ones, our beads are almost out (there are no more pink ones... catastrophe!) i also lost the piece of paper you put over it to iron it. i melt the beads to a piece of paper everytime cause i forgot i did that last time. well done everett!

thedietrichs said...

The girls love their necklaces! We had a great time at Christmas. Thank you for feeding us and letting us play at your house.

Liz said...

This is so cute! Your kids are so adorable!