Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Handmade Treasures

I absolutely LOVE to receive handmade gifts.  They are extra special to me because I know that the maker spent their valuable time to create them.

On Valentine's day my 2nd grader made me a really special pot holder.  It was her very first project in her sewing class, and it means the world to me!  She is learning how to use the sewing machine, cut fabric, pin fabric pieces, and hand sew.  She worked on this pot holder for quite a while, and was so excited to give it to me, that she could hardly contain herself.

(I don't think I could ever use it because I want to keep it forever!)

Speaking of handmade treasures, I got a package in the mail a few weeks ago!

It was from my Canada. Whenever I get a package from my Aunt Cindy in Canada, I know it's gonna be LOADED with good stuff! I couldn't wait to rip it open and see what was inside!

Aunt Cindy has skillz (with a z). She makes me the most beautiful dish cloths, and they are so durable! The texture gives them just the right amount of scrubbing power, while still remaining soft.  Doing dishes for a family of five gives them a real beating, but they hold up well.

She also made us these:


We have one for each girl in the house, and they're great for my little kitchen helpers!

I just love getting boxes from Aunt Cindy!


  1. Oh, I just love my sissy. She IS talented in many areas that I am not. :) I LOVE Mae's pot holder she made you....and I treasure the bracelet's she made her Grammie. :) I plan on keeping them forever!!!

  2. I have sent this link to mom so she can read it : )

  3. Very nice!!! Homemade gifts are so great! And packages in the mail, THE BEST! :-) The aprons are adorable!