Once again, this Christmas was the year of the homemade gifts. I’ve been a sewing, painting and crafting like a maniac the last few months.

Here are a few of my favorites:

matching dresses for my darling nieces
paris night-scape for my dad (now hanging in my parents bedroom)
framed maps for deborah & sam (idea found here)
nyc painting for my father in law

Now it’s finally time to work on some projects for me (and I have lots of good ones to show you)!

Happy New Year!


  1. I love the Paris nightscape. Gorgeous!

  2. good job, merrick! i need to do better about making gifts for people. can't wait to see your other projects! 🙂

  3. Jaimie says:

    Great gifts! Ive been wanting to do a similar project like your map gift, so i was wondering what website you used or where you got your maps? Thanks!

  4. If I could sew like you, I would make all my christmas gifts too!!! You are so talented, woman!

  5. Cerise says:

    Love all of those. The NYC painting is amazing.

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