it’s beginning to look like Christmas

I love seeing lots of handmade things at Christmas -time. I think it adds to the feeling of warmth and family, togetherness and keeping things basic and real. Most years I try to make a little something, or a couple of somethings, either for my own family or to give aways as gifts.
I made this little pear last year..
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and this little hanging..
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and this little bird…
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This year’s bounty includes this little postcard I sent to my daughter, this blog’s namesake!, while she studied for her final exams…
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I showed these little birds here last week, made for a friend…
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This stitchery was made quite a few years ago but is pulled out with the tree and its decorations each Christmas..
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and this ‘Christmas postcards’ hanging that my daughter and I made together many years ago..
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A shame we can only have them out for such a short time each year!