Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Handmade Gifts

My daughter is very creative.  She writes beautiful stories, is a great problem solver and thinker.  She is the bossiest and most caring big sister to her brother.  I am so proud to be her mom.  There are so many things I want to teach my daughter(my children) in life. I am humbled by the lessons she has taught me.

My daughter wanted to learn how to knit.  After watching countless YouTube videos, she found it would be much easier to learn to knit by using a knitting loom.  So she received a set of knitting looms as a gift.  I tried to learn to knit with her, but instead I ended up with a tangled mess! : )
  
She's been happily knitting for hours.  

So today, I wanted to share with you a few scarves and hats she made.


You can also make creative things by finger knitting.

She's been making gifts for her friends and family.

The simplest gifts bring joy and pleasure.  




36 comments:

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

WOW!! She did a great job!!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Simply LKJ said...

Good for her! Katie has picked up knitting as well. She is trying to teach herself. My Granny could knit, crochet and sew with the best of them. She tried desperately to teach me, but with me being a lefty and she a righty it was so difficult. Both my girls are lefties too!! I had totally forgotten about finger knitting. I did manage to accomplish a few pieces back in high school that way. It was big thing then.

Kelly said...


First of all... I luv her pig tails.... But wow... that is so cool that she taught her self... I know it must warm your heart for her to be so creative and giving to her friends at the same time...

Sing of Sing'ature Style said...

That is so wonderful. I like to see young ones working with their hands creating things instead of always glued to electronics.

Darnetha said...

Wow! She has done such an awesome job!

Stacey said...

I am so impressed! It sounds like she's a great girl. :) The hats and scarves are amazing and so in style.

My youngest son, who is now 20, is very creative like that. He writes stories, sews, does pottery, paints, draws, etc. He hates to read. Isn't it funny how we are all different and have neat gifts.

Mrs. Chic said...

This is awesome!! I love those type of scarfs :)
I've wanted to knit forever, so cool to see the knitting loom works.

Karen said...

What a little cutie pie! Love those big brown eyes! Well, I think she inherited her creativity from someone we know! How sweet of her to create these beautiful gifts for friends and family. Not only talented, but a sweet person, too! xx

Divine Theatre said...

What a sweetheart! How many kids are concerned with making gifts for loved ones? Ya' done good, Mom! LOL!

xo

Andie

Christine Allyson said...

wow! she did a great job. I too would like to learn but am too impatient!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

She truly is a blessing and so talented. My eyes grew large looking at the photos of what she has made. I have seen these looms and maybe this is for me. I love the neck wraps she has created!!!

Such talent runs in your family.

GOD bless and keep you all safe.

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Oh, how cute! I like the scarves. Great job Mom...you have a talented and creative daughter.

Decora Adora said...

Guau I am so impressed !!! Your daugther is very creatives.SHe did a grat Job love it!!!!

Brigitte said...

Kuddos to her! She did a beautiful job :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

First of all..yhou are lucky to have such a blessing with your adorable little daughter...but God seems to give erach other the right person they deserve..and you both are such a blessing to each other. She's so talented like her mama and she is a darling pretty girl too! Have a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous year 2013, my sweet friend.
FABBY

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow! Another incredibly creative person in your house! Her creations are beautiful and I'm not a bit surprised at her skills!!

Take care,
Pam

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, is all I can say Brandi! You must be so proud and I'm sure she get her talent from her mom:)

Nails Beautiqued said...

Your daughter is so adorable. It's nice that she likes doing crafts. Her scarves are beautiful! :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Brandi! What beautiful projects your daughter has made. I'm so thankful my mom supported my creative efforts! I hope you get your white room! So nice you that you stopped by!

Bev said...

Good for her! She made such beautiful things. Thank you for showing us. Makes me want one!

Kristen said...

Ummm talk about a quick learner! These are fabulous!

Karen said...

Brandi your daughter was a beautiful little girl and now she's a beautiful teen. She did a great job! my mom tried to teach me to knit...can you say hot mess!! I was really bad at it. My daughter learned to knit and crochet from watching you tube videos too. I guess talent skips a generation sometimes LOL.

Lisa said...

WOW, I am so impressed!! She is very talented :)

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE to see youngsters release their creativity!!! And the fact that she is sharing her talent through gifts to family and friends is even better!!! My sister knits, but I - like you! - end up with nothing but a pile of tangled yarn when I try. I'm good at a lot of things, but knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and anything else that involves a needle...not my thing!!! Kudos to your daughter, and Happy New Year!

Our Delightful Home said...

WOW!!! Amazing work :). I will have to look into getting the knitting looms. She has inspired me to want to learn how to finger knit. Tell her to keep up the great work.

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

bloggingwhilenursing said...

That's amazing! I just learned something new. I never even thought about loom knitting--and I want to learn how to knit too! Looks like I'll be trying this myself.

Erica said...

I've wondered about those looms, because I was never any good with knitting needles either. Your daughter's work is just beautiful!

Rachel O. said...

Holy cow, those are awesome - she's got some serious talent!

Candace said...

She did a fantastic job! When our little Monkey was born, I decided that since I was now a Granna that I needed to learn to knit. Ummm....it was an epic fail. I've had my eye on the looms for sometime and wondered if they would be the key to success for me. I just received one to make socks so we'll see how it goes. :)

Vanessa said...

Hi, Brandi

I love these pieces. I been using the long one and love to make scarfs and blankets, but I have been wanting to get the round ones as well. Lovely.

Hugs,

Vanessa

Shannon said...

Wow!!! That's really neat! Your daughter is talented, I love the chunky scarf!

I'm thinking I need to look into getting myself a knitting loom!! 0:)

Shannon
Shannon Loves Design
Fabulously Vintage

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Your baby is soooo talented. And has great taste like her mother.

Tiffany said...

That's pretty dang cool.

Kelly Crews said...

Brandi that's awesome! I want to learn too, maybe I'll check out a knitting loom as well:)

Libby said...

It's amazing how much we can learn from each other. Your daughter is very good at loom knitting. I found a new set at a thrift shop and thought I would jump right in and use it, but I never got into it. Please tell your daughter that her work is simply amazing!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

I love your loom work. The scarf and hat are great. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_22.html
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above