Since summer is almost over here at our house, I thought it would be fun to look back over my photos from the past three months and show y'all some of the handmade gifts that I've made this summer.
While I was at the beach for our big family vacation in June, I made four of these necklaces - for my mom, my two sister-in-laws, and myself. I thought it would be a special token for all of us to have to remember our time together at the beach.
I made this for my friend Jenn.
(you can read about it and see more photos here.)
I made these two little doll quilts for my dear friend Stephanie's little girls. They came up for a visit over 4th of July. The girls helped me pick out the fabrics and pushed the pedal down on the sewing machine a little bit. They loved helping. It was so cute!
I made Benjamin a little drawstring bag for his superhero figures. You can't see it really well, but there's a big applique on the front that says BATMAN. He really loved it!
I made this adoption necklace for my friend Danielle who is adopting twins from Ethiopia.
(You can read about it and see more photos here.)
I made this necklace for my friend Stephanie for her birthday.
I made this necklace for the nurse at my children's pediatrician
And this one was for the nurse practicioner.
The two ladies were so excited to receive them. It made my day to see their faces light up in that little doctor's exam room!
There were several other gifts that I made this summer that I didn't photograph, too.
It's been quite the crafty summer for me. :)
I'll say it again, I love to make things for people!
And handmade gifts are the absolute best, aren't they?
(I'd love to hear what you've made this summer, too!)
Just another way that my life is more lovely -
working with my hands to bring joy and smiles to my friends and family.
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