Monday, December 28, 2009

handmade holiday 2009 :: maps and santa gifts

i picked up these cute little play maps from a mama at the hip holiday market and decided to paint a gang of little wood dolls to go along with them. i don't paint often, but it was a lot of fun!

here they are neatly rolled up with the wool felt pouches i sewed to hold the wood dolls. harper has discovered that his wood cars navigate nicely on the city map!

and here are a couple of esme's handmade gifts for santa- in addition to cookies and chocolate milk (and peppermint bark!) she left these and other surprises around the house for him. it took mr. and mrs. claus quite a bit of time to find them all, but luckily they didn't miss a single one! i am sure santa will cherish and hang on to them for a very, very long time!


Kristan said...

Those maps and people are adorable! I'd love to make some for my girls! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Yum! That's one lucky Santa! So cute about the little surprises left for him.

Love the maps and people!

Brittany said...

I've been planning on making a similar play mat to this for a couple years now, including the little paint peg people! I keep thinking this will be the Christmas it'll happen. So, I'm pretty sure 2010 will be the year. I love yours!