Saturday, January 3, 2009

Handmade Holidays

I always strive for at least a portion of my gifts to be handmade. Here are just a couple of the items I made for the loved ones this year.

H&M has great basics - tee's, hoodies, etc. - they are cheap, fit nicely, and perfect for embellishing. I bought this gray t-shirt on spec for my BF, not entirely sure what to do with it. I was simultaneously pondering what to do with a recently purchased vintage player piano scroll when divine inspiration struck. I used just a small portion of the scroll as a t-shirt stencil (in other words, there are a lot more t-shirts where this one cam from)!

And as for my dad, I figured his inherently 'whimsical' sense of style made him an ideal candidate for some self-referential irony.

And for mom, I went with the handiwork of another - this lovely top from KimmChi. I also included some earrings and a necklace that I made, which coincidentally coordinate quite nicely with the top (individually however, not together).

Oh, and for my brother, I discovered the most hilarious Etsy seller ever, and got this!


Mom said...

I'm anxiously waiting for your next post!

KimmChi said...

Hope your Mom liked it!