Thursday, October 21, 2010

We're going to have an handmade Yule

Part one, our little family :)

(from, correct me if I'm wrong!)

So while I can't post picture (you can see my blog is suffering of that!) I want to share with you and maybe inspire you with what I want to make to my relatives for Yule and Christmas. I distinguish both, for a reason; we, as in the little family (me, papa, mariann and merrick) are going to have a little party of our own on the Équinox, where we're going to open our gifts and socks, only keeping one or two for the 24th. This way, Mariann will be less overwhelmed by all the things she'll receive.

For Mariann:
Jointed Waldorf Doll

Hermione, that you can see in the left toolbar, was my 2nd attempt at Waldorf Dollmaking, and is only 12" tall, willed with cotton and already all loose....We still love her, we do. But I want a 18" sized jointed Baby for her to play with, big enough to wear premie clothing.

While I did not have a pattern for Hermione or Medhi (the dark boy one), I wanted to make sure I had the part and size right so I bought one online, from Dancing Rain Doll whose's site seems to be in derangement. But the pattern was 10$, with some for clothing too. Really greatly explained.

So this time around I'll going to stuff it with wool. I found a local marchant who's willing to let me some. The skin is going to be organic cotton.

Peg Doll Family

I bought a set, this exact one below, some months ago, and never managed to paint some. But I will, and they are going to be in her sock.

Fairy house

It's not how I picture it in my head, but you get the idea. I'm also going to turn some pegs into fairies and throw them in the sock.

A Counting Set

I'm not sure of which design I like the best, and Mariann will probably call them cookies at first. But If I make a set now, I'm sure it's going to be use for a long time.

Waldorf Boy Pajama Short Set-Beep Dot Flannel

Doll Outfits

The new doll as well as Hermione will get several outfits. Her Plastic run-away doll, the first one I ever bought her, desperately need something to hide the hideous pink pyjama that's totally worn out.

A tea set.

I tried finding a wooden one, with no success. The only ones I found were online, and adding shipping it was just too much for me to afford. So I'm gonna go with a fabric one.

For Merrick

OBV Tweet Tweet Teether

Natural Teether.

I can't stand seeing babies with plastic in their mouth!

Soft Cloth Ball

Soft Ball

Chunky Keys

Teething keys

This one I can't make, but I just bought one set. I'm developing a fabric version of this in my head as well!

Pumpkin Velvet Bunting Doll according to waldorf pedagogy
Bunting Doll

There's a lot of way to make a bunting doll but I think Ruprecht makes my favourite.

For Papa:

Well at this point I have very little idea of what to make to my BF to fill his sock. I usually buy a book or two, chewing gum, candies and new toothbrush (nothing exiting!)

tea cup-coffee cup-coffee mug-size matters-Size Matters Large Mug

This year I'm thinking of printing pictures of both kids so he can replace the worn out one of Mariann in his wallet. He's gonna get the second sock which fits the one the stuff are in... A mug of some kind and some boxers.

The thing is that he doesn't really like gadget, he hates sports, too. Most beanies doesn't fit his head and he doesn't wear any perfume.

tea cup-coffee cup-coffee mug-novelty mugs-I Love My Computer Mug
Here's really interested in science, mechanic and computer.
And Coffee. Lots of coffee (hence the mugs)

When you tape "Man Sock Filler" mostly get stupid and rude things involving boobs & willys. Or Poo-related. Oh well.

If you have any ideas of something I could make, go ahead!!

next part will be the rest of the family... I have to think about those....
Am I doing this too early??


  1. Sounds like great items! I don't think it's too early to start, especially making things handmade. The earlier the better, which reminds me, I better get cracking lol.

  2. Oh, not too early at all, I started my list weeks ago of what to make (not that I've actually made anything yet!)

  3. I love handmade gifts! Your children are so lucky, I love all the things you plan to create. My Mom still makes me gifts, and they are my favs. The cloth tea set is fabulous!

    Definitely not too early, the holidays will be here before we know it!

  4. I am going to try the same thing this year, well for the most part. Hubbster and I are going to attempt to make our own DIY wood play kitchen out of repurposed materials.

  5. You're going to be one busy lady in the coming weeks! I have to pack away my sewing machine as we're getting the house ready to sell, and you know what? I'm sad to do so! lol - sewing has grown on me... although I'll never get to your level, I'm sure.

  6. I just found your adorable blog- and love the Christmas ideas;)
    Maybe try to search 'man stocking fillers'
    Haven't tried but may work better than sock.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished products!


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