Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Homemade Christmas!!

I have been trying to make most of my Christmas presents this year.
I LOVE giving and receiving homemade gifts.
So thoughtful and meaningful, every handmade gift I have ever
received, I still have.
Each special gift I give, is near and dear to my heart.
I finished two more hats. 
I really like this Alpaca Fiber and 
the way it forms a pretty natural pattern.
It is fun, easy to work with and makes a super warm hat.
I think I have completed twenty two in total.

In addition to the hats...

 I made these sugar body scrubs for the ladies...

 and these adorable S'mores Kits,

for the little ones.
I used one Hershey Bar,
2 large graham crackers
and one extra large snowman peep.
The kids are going to love them.

And I hope one day, soon after eating them,
they will sleep again.

I am still working on my "Keep Warm Kits"
Many have been shipped, hand delivered and given to friends.
Information on how to make "Keep Warm Kits" can be found here
on my blog entry.

As Christmas draws near,
I am excited to see my hats keeping all my loved ones warm and cozy!


  1. Debbie, your hats are so pretty. I am sure your gifts will be very much appreciated. The Keep Warm Kits are a great and cute idea, you are crafty.. have a happy Sunday!

    Just in case I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Debbie You have been very industrious and all the present looks lovely. I am sure everyone will appreciate all the hard work and thoughtfulness you have put into them.

  3. Debbie,
    Your gifts are beautiful. More importantly, given from the heart.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015

    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia ♥♥♥

  4. Many very lucky people will be receiving these precious gifts.

  5. Look at you getting fancy with the stitch patterns on those hats!

  6. I love every single gift you have made but those s'mores!! I hope you don't mind me copying your idea. It's just too cute. Have a great Christmas.

  7. Oh you have gone above and beyond!!! I love your tags!!!!

  8. Absolutely love each one of these and that delivery tag is too cute. Merry Christmas Debbie.

  9. Debbie...I love it all! I agree, there is no better way to send love than with something you have created. Being a knitter I know the love that goes into the process! Sending you the warmest Christmas wishes! Bonnie

  10. Debbie - you have the sweetest heart.
    Your gifts will be loved by all.

  11. you're just an elf. that's all there is to it. :)

  12. ⋯ ✰ ⋯
    ⋰ ⋮ ⋱

    O Natal está chegando... o amor, chamado Jesus, nos pede permissão para entregar toda a paz e felicidade que nos são destinadas.


  13. All are fun ideas! I'm sure the recipients will be blessed!

  14. Your hats look so nice and warm and the sugar scrub sounds wonderful.
    Merry Christmas!

  15. It is all so lovely Debbie, It makes me happy to read what you have been doing.

  16. My goodness, you've been busy, and your gifts are just beautiful.

    Wishing you and Chuck a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year, Debbie!

  17. The hats are beautiful! I'm allergic to most "fur" things, but hear that alpaca doesn't bother most people. The other things you've made are wonderful too. I love homemade gifts. There's nothing better.

  18. You have been a busy little elf!!! I love that blue hat!!

  19. I like the idea of a homemade Christmas. Love those gift tags.

  20. There are some lucky people on your Christmas list. I have been trying to crochet hats, but my gauge is too tight and they would only fit an infant. Yours are fantastic!

  21. O, i LOVE your so are so talented.
    Now, gotta go read about KEEP WARM KITS...
    Merry Christmas

  22. I am sure that each recipient will enjoy and appreciate your gifts. I know a LOT of love went into them, and that's what counts the most, right? :-)

  23. You are getting so good at creating those hats! I'm sure everyone will feel the love you poured into making them. They are truly beautiful. LOVE your other homemade items as well. It's the simple things like that which will bring joy to others. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  24. Thank goodness my family loves home made gifts--or at least they say they do. :-) To me it expresses love in its purest form..because all the while you are making the gift, you are thinking of that person.

  25. So crafty! I love the keep warm kit idea- super! Merry Christmas!

  26. Those are fabulous homemade gifts. You are so creative!

  27. Your homemade gifts are incredible! I know everyone who receives them will be thrilled. Hope you two have a VERY Merry Christmas!

  28. Oh Debbie; I just love your homemade gifts. The hats are awesome. I must try this next year. The other gifts are something; I might could actually do. I will look into that. I am sure that you are going to have some very happy family and friends when they receive these priceless gifts.
    Blessings, hugs and have a wonderful Christmas celebration!