Our Handmade Christmas - For the mom
January 07, 2008
I was completely taken aback by the gifts the girls and Fatty made for me. I really thought I would get some paint-your-own pottery. The girls love to do that and it would be easy enough for all three of them to accomplish when they went on their secret mission. I was wrong. So wrong.
Instead, Fatty took the girls to blow glass! Blow glass, people. I have never blown glass and I had no idea that six and eight year olds would be able to blow glass. Well, they did. And I was flabbergasted when I opened the package. Inside were three gorgeous ornaments, each unique and lovely. If the packages hadn't said who they were from, I think I could have guessed. All three glass blowers thought of my tastes, but they each put a great deal of their own personality into their creations.
White, blue and green from Jane
White, pink, purple and red from Kate
Green, red and yellow from Fatty
They outdid themselves, didn't they? I am in awe of this gift. I think these are too pretty to sit in a box all year long, waiting for December to be hung. I am going to hang them in front of a window next to our kitchen where I can admire them all year long.
Lucky, lucky me.
*GASP!* These are amazing! Where did they make these? I NEED to find a place that I can go and do this!!! That green, red & yellow one is too die for! Good job Fatty!
Posted by: Amy | January 07, 2008 at 09:20 AM
absolutley! hanging all year round is the way to go. they aer incredibly beautiful. how amazing that they found a glass studio? wow.
Posted by: kristin | January 07, 2008 at 09:21 AM
How Beautiful! I am so jealous! I think they would be a wonderful way to greet the morning, I can just image the beautiful colors that would dance around the kitchen!
Posted by: Kari | January 07, 2008 at 09:22 AM
Those are just beautiful! How thoughtful of them. I agree, they are too pretty to sit in a box for a year!!
Posted by: Erin | January 07, 2008 at 09:23 AM
So beautiful What a great gift for you
Posted by: Jennifer | January 07, 2008 at 09:25 AM
that was one fab idea. not just for you, but a fun thing for fatty to do with the girls. what a guy!
Posted by: kirsten | January 07, 2008 at 09:27 AM
What a great idea! Something that you would have never expected. I am glad that you were joyfully surprised. We Moms put so much thought into the gifts of others- it is nice when the gesture is returned!
Posted by: Libby | January 07, 2008 at 09:27 AM
Beautiful. This must have taken a lot of thought. I think hanging in the window is an excellent idea.
Posted by: Teresa | January 07, 2008 at 09:38 AM
Fantastic! You're so right - you want those out all year long.
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | January 07, 2008 at 09:55 AM
These are fantastic! We too make glass ornaments every year with our kids. We are fortunate enough to have the Corning Museum of Glass right in our back yard. It is so much fun for the kids!
Posted by: Kim | January 07, 2008 at 10:03 AM
This was so worth the wait. They are amazing. I am blown away by their creativity. You definitely need to show case them all year around. No hidding them!
Posted by: Ursa | January 07, 2008 at 10:10 AM
These are really gorgeous! I had no idea there were placed one could go to blow glass without any prior experience. They did an awesome job!
Posted by: amyehodge | January 07, 2008 at 10:24 AM
Oh my goodness - amazing! I can;t believe the girls didn't tell you.
Posted by: Mama Urchin | January 07, 2008 at 10:27 AM
These are lovely,no stunning,no wait,ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!
What precious gifts,there is no way that these can be put away,these are year round ornaments for sure.They are all beautiful but the last is my fave.
BTW where DO you go to blow glass??
Posted by: Natasha S | January 07, 2008 at 10:28 AM
WOW!!!! What an amazing gift and what a super idea Fatty had. WOW!!! Yes, hang them up all year. xoxo:)
Posted by: Dawn | January 07, 2008 at 10:30 AM
They are gorgeous! And their origins make them all the more wonderful. They definitely deserve to be out all year long.
Posted by: Lisa Clarke | January 07, 2008 at 10:43 AM
Lucky, lucky you indeed! Wow!
Posted by: melody | January 07, 2008 at 10:45 AM
Most definitely keep those out all year long! Those are gorgeous, really they are.
Posted by: beki | January 07, 2008 at 10:58 AM
those are amazing! You should definitely keep them out all year!
Posted by: Rachel | January 07, 2008 at 11:09 AM
WOW, that is such an amazing gift. What a great idear. I can truely understand that you were amazed.
Posted by: Marie-Louise | January 07, 2008 at 11:10 AM
WOW! Consider yourself VERY lucky! I love my hubby but I am pretty sure if he had the same task it would not messure up! Those are beautiful and should be admired year round!!!
Posted by: Amy | January 07, 2008 at 11:15 AM
wow!!! those will look so pretty in your window, and i'm so impressed that they complied with your request for handmade. next year i'll have to be more stern about it. :)
Posted by: linda | January 07, 2008 at 11:15 AM
What a spectacular idea! Go Fatty!
Posted by: Carrie Sommer | January 07, 2008 at 11:23 AM
Wow, that's the best present ever!!!!!
Posted by: Keri | January 07, 2008 at 11:24 AM
ok, worth waiting for! amazing. seriously amazing.
Posted by: emily | January 07, 2008 at 11:25 AM
Gorgeous! We went to a glass blowing workshop while on vacation in Bermuda. We didn't try it but we watched the craftspeople. It's just amazing.
What a wonderful, thoughtful, and downright beautiful Christmas gift!!
Posted by: Jenny | January 07, 2008 at 11:29 AM
Goodness! I had no idea that children would be capable of that either! They are absolutely beautiful. What an inspired idea. Lucky you. x
Posted by: Florence | January 07, 2008 at 11:30 AM
Those are incredible!! Definitely, hang them in a window somewhere to been seen each and every day!
Posted by: Toni | January 07, 2008 at 11:31 AM
How wonderful!... What a beautiful surprise for you!
Posted by: Beth | January 07, 2008 at 11:32 AM
Wow!!! What an amazing idea and I'd definitely hang them up all year too. Beautiful.
Posted by: Christine | January 07, 2008 at 11:45 AM
oh my gosh.
sniffle. couldn't you just eat them up? (your family, not the glass)
:) that was perfect of them.
Posted by: stephanie | January 07, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Wow! That's incredible! They look so professional. I think your daughters have a future in glass blowing.
Posted by: Ingrid | January 07, 2008 at 11:54 AM
That is so sweet! I can't believe how lovely the ornaments turned out. Definitely enjoy those all year round :)
Posted by: mariss | January 07, 2008 at 11:55 AM
OMIGOSH...how beautiful! I would hang them in the kitchen window too. Too pretty to stick in a box for another year!
Posted by: Jen | January 07, 2008 at 12:08 PM
Wowie! What an incredibly thoughtful gift! You are one lucky lady!
Posted by: sara | January 07, 2008 at 12:08 PM
those are amazing! you've got yourself some keepers (the family and the ornaments).
Posted by: Dana | January 07, 2008 at 12:08 PM
cool - now i wanna see if there's a place around here to do that!
Posted by: meg | January 07, 2008 at 12:12 PM
Oh, how beautiful... those gifts definitely deserve being kept out all year!
Posted by: julie | January 07, 2008 at 12:18 PM
wow! coolest gift ever. And I agree, these have to be hung up somwhere to be enjoyed all year round!
Posted by: Nessie | January 07, 2008 at 12:19 PM
Those are just beautiful.
Posted by: Mary Beth | January 07, 2008 at 12:30 PM
That's awesome! I'm sure they look really beautiful in front of a window with light shining through.
Posted by: Jodie | January 07, 2008 at 12:35 PM
OK. Totally worth the wait. I want to see them hanging- SO pretty!
Posted by: Alicia A. | January 07, 2008 at 12:37 PM
Wow, now that is a cool present.
Posted by: Sarah | January 07, 2008 at 12:38 PM
Posted by: carol | January 07, 2008 at 12:38 PM
Oh wow! What an amazing gift!
Posted by: Chara Michele | January 07, 2008 at 12:40 PM
oh me oh my oh, erin!
there aren't really words to describe these beauties and the fact that your sweets actually made them!
good plan to keep them out for oogling at always.
Posted by: cloth.paper.string | January 07, 2008 at 12:42 PM
Man, your husband gets extra kudos for thinking up that one!! What a great experience for your kids - maybe you all have to take a trip back to the glass blowing studio so you can give it a try!
Posted by: Stephanie | January 07, 2008 at 12:49 PM
Wow! Those are the coolest things I've ever seen. They are so beautiful. It would be very nice to have a handmade Christmas. I agree!
Posted by: Erica | January 07, 2008 at 12:51 PM
Erin- I am catching up on blogs & read about your handmade Christams! I love it! It's true, kids should appriciate the handmade. I am going to do this next Christmas.
Posted by: Keanalee | January 07, 2008 at 12:51 PM
Woah! Fabulous! What will he come up with next year?!!!
Posted by: Lina | January 07, 2008 at 12:54 PM