Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Christmas Craftacular

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Gist and I wanted our gifts to be yummy, personal, green, and hand-made so we did a home-made version of the famous Tower of Treats packed in a reusable shopping bag.

Depending on their interests/tastes/whether they own a dog, people got:

Gist and I had such a wonderful time working together to make tasty treats for the people we love.  One of the tools that made this process easier was Pinterest (aka my new internet obsession.) We spent time searching for ideas online, pinning them to a pinboard called “Holiday Cheer” and culling our ideas from there.  We’re already plotting and planning for next year 😉

We were also lucky enough to receive some handmade treats of our very own.  Gist’s dad made me a Plasticville calendar of my very own.  This is Plasticville:

Dr. S's Snowman in Plasticville!

My calendar highlights a different Plasticville neighborhood every month.

And Nance made us the gorgeous Babette Blanket that I have lusted after for years:

Day 359 - Sunday, December 26th 2010 - Babette Blanket

I may have misted when I opened it; it is, obviously, a beautiful heirloom but, as a knitter (and someone who has been driven mad by crochet), I really appreciate the labor of love that it was – 126 granny squares, crocheted and then seamed together.


Author: Marianne

Hi my name is Marianne Gries, welcome to Art is the Handmaid of Human Good. I use this space to write about and share pictures of things that interest me. That includes my life in Lowell, my adventures in car-lite living, the food I cook and eat, my dogs, home improvement projects, vacations, knitting, and interesting things and places I see and visit. Thanks for stopping by!

One thought on “Christmas Craftacular

  1. Homemade gifts are the best. I wanted to make peppermint bark this year, but that didn’t happen. Next time. I love the snowman! 🙂

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