A Handmade Christmas

Not our entire Christmas was handmade, but much of it was. There are a few more goodies I haven't photographed yet that I'll share later on. For now, here's some handmade goodies that you may want to make too:

A wool tic-tac-toe Game

This was a cinch to make. I had a bunch of scrap wool from various projects that I used to make the boys a reusable tic-tac-toe board. They are crazy about it. i think a knitted one would be fun too, although I have no knitting ability. The great thing about the wool is that I was able to leave the edges raw which was faster and gave it the rustic/woodsy feel I was going for.

A Portrait

K Studio does some amazing art. I have had the site saved in my favorites folder for quite a while now and have contemplated ordering something for our family. Since Mike and I had a "no spend" policy for Christmas this year, I attempted to make him a portrait of us using a freezer paper drawn design painted on linen stretched over a frame. He loved it and it was so much fun to make.


These doughnuts aren't entirely handmade, although we often make them that way. Canaan got this wonderful little doughnut maker from my parents and it makes the most fabulous little cake doughnuts, which he has been spoiling us with almost every morning. I actually prefer these to the hot oil dipped ones we usually make. Sprinkled with a little cinnamon, these gems are a danger to any diet. Beware!


  1. Those doughnuts do look yummy!

    I love your tic-tac-toe and , of course, the portrait turned out so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a sweet little chef...My son loves tick tack toe...it was a great way to learn handwriting (play with different letters)

  3. Love handmade..so much more thoughtful anyway!

  4. Love that tic tac toe! The Monster is learning this game, but she so enjoys the pen.

    And great work on the portrait!

  5. oh my gosh i love the portrait, you are so clever. hope this new year brings you many blessings.

  6. Beautiful things and the doughnuts look delicious. Didn't know that such a doughnut-utility existed. I'll put it on my next christmas wishlist :) Wishing you a blessed new year and a good new job for your husband.

  7. The "freezer paper drawn design" - do you have instructions on that? LOVE the portrait!