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Made with Love Christmas

Here are my handmade efforts for Christmas this year...  I'm pretty chuffed with the outcome and, with the whole clan in attendance this year, their appreciation made all the late nights so worth it!!!  Love you guys!!

Home made star by Little Miss M.  Santa came to visit and forgot to wipe his shoes at the front door!

Technically a "Bon Voyage" present - pillow bags with pillows.  I'm so happy with the outcome as it was my own design.  The inspiration, though, came from here.  


For the little girls


Two of the Three Little Maids 
(thanks to Jodie Carlton of Vintage Ric Rac for sharing her awesome designs and sewing know how)


Crocheted ballerinas (I left the finishing of these until last and I'm so glad I did - these little ones killed my hands!!)
(Thanks to Mia Zamora for sharing this wonderful design) 


With this type of reaction, of course it's worth the effort!!!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!!!!





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