Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Presents

I love homemade gifts and this year we got a lot of them. It makes the gifts so much more special...at least to me.

Here are a few of the homemade gifts we got this year:

This was a portrait that Kathryn painted of me and my hubby. Of course I think she should become a royal portrait painter. She sure knows how to make people look better than they do in "real" life. In the olden days, when a portrait painter painted a King or Queen, they had to make sure the royal was happy with the portrayal--else they'd end up on the short end of a noose.

Then I got this dress that Jovan designed and sewed just for me.

Jovan also made homemade soap and candles

And then Bo gave us some homemade jam from his own berry field in his backyard

I also got some knitted gifts but I'll save those for another blog.

How 'bout you...did you get or gift any homemade presents? If you did, please share what they were in the comments section.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

LOVE your homemade loot--the colors on that dress are so flattering to you, too!
My mom gave me mittens she made and a pot someone else made, my sister gave me coffee mugs made by a woman in town and my grandma made me caramel corn.

Rena Jones said...

Oh, those are all fantastic gifts. You have some great friends.