christmas gifts and lights

my christmas was spent eating tons of great food and sitting by the fire staring at twinkle lights. it was also spent creating many homemade gifts for my family.
about 2 days before one of my brothers arrived, i found this pattern on martha stewart for the most amazing oak leaf bowls. my mom and i hurried to the local thrift store in the pouring rain and picked up an old tweed skirt and men's jacket. the three bowls were printed on paper between the sizes of 8.5 x 11 and 5 x 7. they turned out perfect and would work best used for odds and ends such as keys or pocket change.