Tuesday, December 08, 2009

countdown presents

I don't know how many of you remember this bad boy that I made last Christmas:

So I have MANY days this month to fill up pockets with little gifts and treats. I guess I'm a sucker for homemade toys, because here are a few of the things that the kids have gotten.

balls!! Hendrix's has a little jingle bell inside his... he loves it :)

I made Quinn these Christmas shirts. Not perfect, but since she'll only wear them a total of three times they are good enough!!

felt Mr. Potato Head. I guess I should have taken more photos of this to show you how it works. All the pieces velcro onto the potato. I used THIS example. Except instead of making a pocket on the back of him, I just did a simple draw string bag to store the whole thing in, plus the accessories.

She hasn't gotten the potato head yet... but she's also gotten a handful of other things: stickers, tootsie rolls, etc. She checks the pockets of the countdown at least 5 times a day, even though she only gets one thing. (I wonder who she gets that from??!!) I also wrapped up all of her Christmas books and she gets to open one each day. I don't have 25 Christmas books though, so in another week she might be a little disappointed when she doesn't get a book that day... but come on, I can only do so much :)

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

oh i totally remember your awesome tree. its so cute and what a cute idea. you're a great mom, amber.

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

I totally remember that tree that you made last year and I so want one next year!!! It is sooo cute! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mamma!!!

kelsey said...

I am totally making that mr. potato head for Norah for Christmas, I saw the tutorial last week and died at how awesome it was. I bought the felt today--- Yay!

Cute Christmas shirts!!!

kelsey said...

p.s. I've totally been to that girl's house. . . (make it and love it)

Leslie said...

Way cute ideas, Am! Just run to DI and find some more books for twenty-five cents!

Heather said...

So cute! I love your countdown tree! Very festive :)

The Smiths said...

all those projects are so cute. It is hilarious though that I am in the middle of making 3 felt Mr. Potato heads! So funny the projects that get passed around the blogosphere

krystal said...

Hey Am, I'm pretty sure that Potato head is AMAZING, I kind of want it for myself!

Salem said...

That Mr. Potato Head is the coolest!!! I definitely need "to put that on my "project to do list!!!