09 December, 2008

advent gifts...

we have made it a tradition in our home this year to present maya with one small gift for each week of advent. each gift is handmade, either by myself or other craftspeople. and each is made using only natural, sustainable materials. this is our commitment to maya. and is a result of our pledge to purchase only handmade, one of a kind, eco-friendly toys and items for our home. i challenge you to make the same commitment. for your children, yourself and the environment. enjoy the creativity of handmaking the things you want yourself. or take the pledge! and enjoy supporting an artist or crafter directly.  :)

maya's advent week one gift - a handknitted kitten from fuzzy mitten





yours in making the handmade pledge,

shelley

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Lovely! If only the eyes were my wooden buttons! :0)

lovestitches said...

What a sweet little gift to treasure!

Anonymous said...

Shelly,

I love your blog and the beautiful thing you make for your daughter. I don't know if you have time to respond to this, but I was wondering about ideas for handmade gifts for older children, particularly boys. I have a few teenage boys and would love to handmake some of their gifts, but can't come up with too many ideas. Thank you,

Amy

Stacy said...

Supercute. What a grand idea!

Lizz said...

Always!

*wink*

Kimberley Lynch said...

That kitten is adorable...so lovely and sweet...what a nice tradition to give little advent presents...I might do that next year...your blog is a continued source of inspiration to me...thank you.
Kim

Alicia said...

Soooo cute!

Leslie said...

I have fallen in love . . . again!! Just Beautiful!!

Melissa said...

We have started a similar tradition. O either has a special activity or a handmade gift for each day of advent. It has been a wonderful experience so far :)