Handmade Giving

Christmas gifts, handmade.  This year I managed to complete a few….

I made the babies, mobiles…fish mobiles. They are very crude paintings, but a good way to practice watercolor, and maybe improve my skills.  After painting  about 20 fish, I choose my favorites

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One nice thing is the babies aren’t judgmental yet about messy watercolor fish!

Mobiles are VERY hard to photograph…

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the back of the fish are painted in wavy patterns….

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.I used clear package tape to stiffen the watercolor paper….

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I definitely learned a bit about making mobiles with this first attempt, and the next one would be an improvement.

I also finished up a twin size quilt for a good friend’s grandson:

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And lastly, I made a doll basket for little Missy Codi’s first birthday!

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Complete with a pillow and blanket. Thank you Gail for the patchwork squares that I joined together to make the fabric..  This outer fabric is special and unique!  In case you need to make one, the pattern is here.

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I hope the recipients enjoy these goodies as much as I enjoyed making them!

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