Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Farm Made Gifts

December was a busy month for us on the farm. We decided to make homemade gifts for our family. We love re-purposing and salvaging things to use on our property and in our home.

My creative and resourceful Farmer made Rubber Band Riffles for 3 nephews. He used salvaged boards and spray painted them bright colors. They looked great!! (This is a picture of the guns he made for our little Farmer Boys. They have seen a lot of use!)

Rubber Band Riffles

While my Farmer was working in the barn on Christmas. I was digging through scraps to make my niece a little rag doll. I took some inspiration from the Toy Ads. I found a plastic doll made to look like a rag doll.  Why not make a soft cuddly doll instead? I had so much fun sitting at the kitchen table sewing this little Dollie.

Scrappy Rag Doll
Every Rag Doll needs a quilt. So I went back to my scraps and found a few bright fabrics and little bit of ric rac. Here is the little scrappy stacked coin quilt I came up with.

Scrappy Doll Quilt
We found a huge box to fit all of our Farm made gifts and sent them off to family.

My Farmer and I were so excited to hear that they loved our little gifts.


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  1. Very cute! We'd love for you to come by and link up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-year-blogaversary-and-new-linky.html

  2. Thank you for the invite!! I am excited to be a part of your link party!!!

  3. My boys would love the gun! and the doll and blanket are very cute! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your sweet doll. She looks so beautifully made!
    Please share her and any creative projects you have made at my new website!


  5. We loved this doll so much we featured it! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/riverton-housewives-round-up-2.html?showComment=1328024254029#c2500590313868203726
    Thanks for linking up!!