|Beeswax-based leather/shoe conditioner and polish|
|Lots of lip balm from the base recipe found here|
|White-dough ornaments and garlands|
|Fabric dye-stick sweatshirts|
|Sweet/salty peanut butter treats and lots and lots of cookies!|
For us this year, the balance between finding time for handmades and finding time for work and chores parred down our usual list, but what did make the cut was so much fun and (I think) so appreciated! A few didn't get photo-documented (we did a little wood burning, some sewing, and there were several gifts of honey which don't really count, right?), but now that everything is distributed throughout our families and working to remind them of how much they're loved, we're feeling pretty good about our little projects. After all, that is what makes something handmade special, right? All that love!