I feel very blessed to be part of a family that is full of creative, talented people. It was so fun to receive gifts that were handmade and now that Christmas is over I can post pictures of the gifts that my husband and I made.
My sister-in-law gave me this beautiful wreath. What a fun and unique way to make a wreath, it even includes yarn that I spun on it!
All of the great-grandsons got fun pillows made by my grandma. They love them and it brought back fond memories for me. We received some really fun handmade gifts as kids growing up.
This picture is really bad, but they are a pair of earrings that my brother made. He takes coins and lays them on the railroad track near his house. He then does etching on them and attaches twisted wire.
This is the felted wall hanging that I made for my brother. It measures 3′ x 4′. He gave me a gorgeous log bed for Christmas last year…
I have always wanted a log bed, but I also love the look of wrought iron beds and he included both. It was a complete shock and I treasure it every day.
Here is the finished wall hanging for our house and I gave it to my husband for Christmas. This last week has been really long and I finally finished it Christmas day at my parents. I still need to sew the ribbon along the top for hanging.
My husband made horseshoe wine racks.
This wasn’t a gift for anyone, but when I showed it to my friend she had a great idea – a felted pillow…
so, she got the first felted pillow.
and the second felted pillow went to my very special friend, Kristine.
There were many more gifts that were given that I didn’t take pictures of. It was a wonderful Christmas!
Your felted pieces are really wonderful!
I love handcrafted items, and your felted pieces should be at an art show! Thanks for sharing!
I love, love, love my felted pillow–it’s on the living room sofa right now!
Does anyone in your family actually sleep? Or eat? Or do they just spend all their waking hours working on amazing crafts? I’m constantly in awe of all the wonderful hand-crafted things you make. The elk wall hangings are gorgeous.
p.s. I love your new blog banner!
Okay first, I love that photo of Dub and his sisters up there next to your contact info… Second, I love your banner and who’s the ewe up front with the wide horns? Marloe? And who is the third ewe from the back?…She looks like my Sophia.
Finally! Your family is AWESOME with all of their handmade items! What talent! That bed made me jealous, your brother should be in production if he’s not already. And your feltings are soooo good. I really want one… We’ve got to do that week of trading lessons on felting and photoshop. It sounds like a perfect thing to do… How about after lambing? 😉 I am already thinking of all the scenes I’d like to felt and putting my wool to good use too! 😀 Great job Shannon, I hope you are able to really persue selling your felted items.
Thanks for all of the nice comments in regards to my felted items! I’m glad you like the new banner as well!
Kristine – I am so happy that you love your pillow. I had a lot of fun making it. No, I don’t feel like I have slept this last week but that is what I get for procrastinating 😉
Joan – The ewe up in front is one of the new girls. Her name is Maybelline. I love my wide 2-horn girls 🙂 I’ll do a post on them soon. Marloe is kind of in the middle and you can’t really see her. The third ewe from the back is Holly and yes, she does look like your Sophia. Yes, my brother should be in production. The craftsmanship is so nice! After lambing sounds good to me!
What awesome gifts! Your felting is beautiful. I’m so sorry about the loss of your lovely ewe.