Make Something!




My post today is about gifts.  As most of you know that follow my posts here, I try to gift home-made as often as I possibly can.  I really believe in giving from the heart, and for me that usually means making something!  Unfortunately sometimes that also means that I don’t gift to as many people as I would like.    However I’ve also noticed that even the very simplest of home-made gifts are treasured.

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  1. Krista says:

    I have definitely jumped on the home made gifts train. This year I have been working hard to make many of my gifts home made, but sadly I haven’t been able to do as much as I would like do to time restrictions. My goal for next year is to step it up and make many more things home made and plan a little better for the crazy busy time of the holiday season. Your home made items are beautiful and a huge inspiration to me. I hope to learn more sewing in the future so I can make some similar projects. I will join you for the new resolution for next year.

  2. Kim Rice says:

    As usual I enjoy every blog you write and every creative idea you share!
    Merry Christmas to you and your whole family Dori!
    Keep those blogs a comin’!

  3. Carol says:

    I, too, make it a point to make something every Christmas that is homemade. I have been doing this for decades and I often have friends say how much fun it is to put out all of the things I have made them over the years. I love getting homemade gifts too and you have a lot of great ideas on your list. Isn’t Pinterest a great place to get inspired? Merry Christmas, Dori, to you and yours!

  4. Kate says:

    Thank you for the inspiration! This year, starting in January, I plan to make many gifts. It is something I used to do, but have been off track. This will be a good boost to Santa’s Workshop.

  5. Katie Pence says:

    Wonderful, inspiring ! I just love hand made gifts.

  6. Marlene Capelle says:

    Really cute ideas. I’m almost done making this year’s gifts but I’m running out of time. What else is new, right?

  7. Joan says:

    Wonderful, super ideas!! I too do the hand made gifting. One year I did purchased and welll, politely it was suggested that hand made items were expected. So that let me know what would be best BUT I was running out of really nice ideas until you posted and now next year will be started the first of the year. Again thank you so much for sharing your special ideas. God bless Merry Christmas.

  8. Marilyn says:

    Thank You for these suggestions. I will try to start making gifts for next Christmas. Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas and a Happy,Healthy 2018.

  9. Marvene says:

    Oh Dori — to be so talented, a gift from God. My mother did a lot of sewing and nearly all our gifts under the tree at Christmas were homemade, BUT, much as I loved her, she couldn’t hold a candlestick to your talents. God bless you more, sweet Dori . . .


  10. Alexandra Wilson says:

    Dori! This post is fantastic. You are very talented! I’ve been a little down on myself for not getting started with making gifts much earlier this season. I think I’ll get a couple of cuddly flannel blankets done for the girls and some hot cocoa kits for some close friends and family. Oh! I did give out some home made maple nut granola for some “Friendsgiving” favors. That was fun and the kids could easily help. Hopefully this summer we can get some fun woodworking projects completed. We will have to refer back to your doll bunkbed–so cute! Maybe I can get some of your stationary packs and tags completed, too. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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