Thursday, February 5, 2009

Handmade gifts from Dad

So many of you have been showing glimpses of your home life, be it cozy corners or special places & I love looking at them all. To me, my home & family is what is most important. If all is well there, then everything will be alright regardless of all of the worldly problems. So I fill my home with things that make us feel happy, cozy & content. In looking around in an attempt to find what to photograph I realized that most of these things have come from my Dad. He can pretty much do, make or fix anything that he puts his mind too! Here are just a few of the things that he has made for me over the years.
He made this oak bed for me when I was a child and now my daughter sleeps in it.
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Here is a cedar chest that he made & over the years it has been filled with school awards & accomplishments, love letters & cards from my husband, baby keepsakes from my children and now their school awards & accomplishments. It even has a little music box in it that will play.
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I have cross stitched over the years and have seen many beautiful floss keepers advertised in magazines but never wanted to pay that much money for one. So, I showed Dad what I wanted and this is what he made for me.
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Aren't Dad's GREAT!
I have a few more pictures to share with you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Carmen said...

What beautiful treasures your dad has made for you! My husband is good like that, a couple years ago he wanted a cider press for our apple trees but they were $500. and up! He studied a picture of one in a catalog and built it and now he makes cider every fall. Have a great day!