The thing is... most of the people that we are giving gifts to this year also read the blog and I really don't want to give it away. But here's a glimpse at what we gave our family last year...
Both sets of Moms and Dads received a desk clock and matching pen/pencil holder (not pictured).
We made this photo key holder for Lucas' grandparents who had sold their home and moved into a smaller condo during the year.
My little sister wanted a walnut end-grain cutting board and this one had an especially beautiful grain pattern.
And the big one for last Christmas was a hall table for Lucas' sister. It was a combination of a bubinga top and a black stained ash bottom.
For this year I do have one special set of gifts that I can share and that's because they are for the pets of the family - chances are they aren't reading the blog :)
I made them little winter coats with a beautiful snowflake fleece. Here's Izzy modelling the coat that she will be tearing open and my parent's dog Levi will have a matching one.
They have the nice fleece beside their fur and a coordinating grey on the outside.
And just so that the other pets in the family don't left out - I made a much bigger version out of just fleece for the family golden retriever...
And a tiny, miniature version with matching blanket for my niece's pet hamster "Runner". I was actually talking to her on the phone when I told her I was making something for Runner and she actually guessed that it was a shirt... 5 year olds aren't supposed to be so good at guessing :)
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