Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mom-Mom's Workshop

ahhh... I wish I had a workshop! It's really Mom-Mom's kitchen table, counter top, dinning room, garage and everywhere else my craft making overflows.

And like many others dealing with some sluggish economic times, holiday spending isn't an option this year.

But

LOVE

is not in short supply

so...

It's gonna be a homespun Christmas!

Want to peek at some of the projects?My helpers sanding wood that will become toys for their little brothers
(Question: Do all men have new toilet plungers on their workbenches??? (see top left)
A vintage-looking Jalopy for Silas
A stacking toy for Caleb
Theatrical peg doll families for Keri, Brenna and Shaela
(inspiration from the many talented Flickr and Etsy people)

Soon I'll give you peek at the gift projects for the Mommy's and Daddy's

10 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

I just love the pictures you've shared tonight. It's wonderful seeing the children and John participating in a good old fashion gift making Christmas.

This economy has hit everyone hard but what I do like about it, is that it's made everything more creative and more special. I'm trying to come up with a few things for my granddaughter and grandson. Making her a muff or scarf and things is easy but Zack's a little harder being a boy and almost 9. I just love the things you've come up with. Those peg dolls with their theaters are so so cute!!!

I wish you all the merriest Christmas. Hugs...Tracy :)

Leslie said...

my goodness these are the most precious and amazing gifts. you are so lucky to have such a handy husband. i am sure the recipients of these gifts are going to be thrilled. those little peg dolls are adorable.

Alina said...

Oh these peg dolls are wonderful! I'm certain any girl would be happy to have them!!

Mildred said...

Good Morning, These are precious gifts. That Jalopy is cute as can be! I can imagine the hours that the grandgirls will spend playing with the little theater. I look forward to seeing the other creations also and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

onelovelygurl05 said...

These look so great. My husband and I are making our son a homemade oven we saw on the Martha Stewart Show a few months ago. Wish I could make other toys like this. Again, the toys are very beautiful and keep up the good work.

grey like snuffie said...

I'm loving all these crafty gifts of love...you should put together a little craft spot on the side bar of your blog with all the different ideas to encourage others who might not be so quick thinking to come up with ideas...for anytime of the year. Sometimes I think this whole country needs to revert back to simple gifts of love like these...they are SO WONDERFUL....well done with the little stages. Most of our kids loved the boxes and such that gifts came in more than the fancy toys....when will we learn. Hope you have a great day...I'm determined to finish my HUGE Christmas project today...I'm knitting and felting 28 snowmen...with all the accessories. I found the idea late this year and it's been a crunch to get them all done...but it's SO FUN to make for people.

Christy said...

I'd rather get gifts like those than anything money could buy. Besides, you'd pay a lot of money for wooden toys like those in specialty catalogues. Your grandkids are so lucky!

P.S. Grace and I made your Cranberry Swilr loaf last night and it was a huge hit!

Lady Farmer said...

I think it is so much more fun to create a homemade gift than to buy one! I have been giving homemade for a couple of years now and I think the recipients love them so much more than store bought! (Except the menfolk! I just can't seem to think of anything that I can make that outdoorsy guys would really use!)
I love the wooden toys ~ heirlooms in the making!
Blessings, friend!

The Watts Family said...

Some wonderful handmade treasures there. Beautiful Christmas presents. I made some of those peg dolls for my Anna they are so cute! Love the mosaic pictures ~Blessings Heather

Janice said...

What lovely home made toys and how lovely to spend time with your grandkids making them.

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