Monday, December 10, 2018

Handmade gift ideas for children

Every year I attempt to gift the children in my life handmade Christmas and birthday gifts. Pinterest, blogs, and Instagram have been huge sources of inspiration. I thought I'd share the these with the community of makers I enjoy so much. I hope these inspire you to create something special for the little ones in your lives. I've listed some of the project patterns below.
Knitted bunny pattern / Butterfly wing pattern / Plum beret pattern / Unfortunately I can't recall the strawberry pattern. The chocolate and candles are something I worked up without a pattern.
The quilt was made with scrap fabric from many outfits I had sewn for it's recipient. It made the simple block quilt extra special. / Backpack tutorial / I didn't use a pattern for the conchas, pasta, and tea bags. I found lots of great inspiration for these on Pinterest / The doll I made years ago with a pattern I drafted but Lakeside Needle works just realesed an adorable doll pattern. I'm itching to make one.
The cape was based off this pattern One of my favorite things about gift giving is the wrapping. After putting so much time and effort into making a gift I delight in wrapping it up! Here are a few of my favorite wrapping ideas. This is one of my favorite handmade toys I've made. It's a felt birthday cake with removable decorations. You can remove the cake lid to store all the pieces. This gift was time consuming but probably the most affordable to make. The cake container was a thrift find and the the felt cost about $8.

I know I have quite a few more toys to share but that's all I have time for now. Hopefully I can continue to add to the list. I just want to get the list to you before Christmas so you can attempt some of these projects. I hope you feel inspired to make a few gifts this year.

Happy Christmas!



  1. I adore the little things you make! Especially love the beret & butterfly wings, so much so that I’ve added them to my must~make list. Thank you for the inspiration

  2. But you must be aware that if you give something like the "Snickers Bar" it could be something they will still eat even if you were to break it over their forehead. Learn more about going away gifts on this web.


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