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Handmade Holidays #1 Gift Ideas & Resources

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Are you getting ready for the holidays and beginning to feel the Christmas spirit? You may think I’m crazy, but if you make most of your gifts like we do, then you have to get a jump on creating because I normally start somewhere around October.  Yeah, I know you have to think ahead, but it’s all good in the end. Let’s begin Handmade Holidays #1 fun.

I don’t know about you, but handmade gifts are my favorite gift to give and receive.  There’s just something about realizing that someone thought enough of you to create something special just for you.

Take a look at this first week’s ideas for children and the child at heart.

Handmade Holidays: Gift Ideas & Resources, Dolls by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
I’d like to kick off this event featuring one of my favorite things to make…dolls!

Call it a fetish or infatuation, but I take so much delight in hand-stitching dolls, bears, you name it.  My current resource, aside from my own creations, is a book called, Wee Wonderfuls.  Have you seen it?

Wee Wonderful Handmade Doll Pattern in Book | prodigalpieces.com

Filled with adorable patterns and beautifully photographed to make it simple to piece together your own handmade gift.

Wee Wonderfuls Dog Necklace | prodigalpieces.com
Here is the sampling of dolls I worked on last year, and I intend to wear this book out!
Handmade Dolls & Toys by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
 From toddler dolls for the little boys in your life…
Handmade Boy Doll by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
…to jointed bears (isn’t he cute?)…
Handmade Holidays #1 Jointed Bear by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
…to adorable dog necklaces made with scraps and trim.  Perfect.
Stuffed Dachshund Dog by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
Cute Handmade Mini Schnauzer Dog by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
(This schnauzer is in my own design, so feel free to create your own!)

DOLLS

One of my favorite projects were the topsy-turvy dolls.  They are two dolls in one.

Handmade Holidays #1 Topsy Turvy Dolls by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
Inside Handmade Topsy Turvy Dolls | prodigalpieces.com
Aren’t they fun?  You get two girls in one – one side is a prairie style girl with apron and the flipside is ready to go out for an evening on the town.
Adorable Topsy Turvy Dolls by Prodigal Pieces for Handmade Holidays #1 | prodigalpieces.com
Hand-Embroidered Topsy Turvy Dolls by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com
Most of the materials I used I already had in my stash, like old flesh colored sheets and cottons, but you can easily snatch up remnants or clearance fabric and yarns since so very little is required.  Certainly take advantage of the holidays sales and coupons too.
My hope is inspiring you to give Handmade Holidays #1 a try this Christmas and take holiday gift-giving to a new level.
Handmade Holidays: Gift Ideas & Resources, Dolls by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
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    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Mary! I don’t have as much time now to do these types of things, but one day I will get back at it. 🙂

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