Everyone in our family gets and ornament each year. I try to find ones that have some meaning for something the kids' did that year. The last several years, I've been a bit disappointed with the selection in stores...at least stores with affordable ones. With only 2 days to Christmas I realized I hadn't done anything for ornaments yet...and even if I wanted to buy them, stores aren't as close to get to these days.
This is what I did for Sweet Pea. Someone gave us these booties for Firecracker. They're totally adorable...but a little impractical for actually wearing. I've felt bad that the kids never wore them when they'd been handmade and are so stinkin' CUTE!
So I took some unravelled yarn left over from another Christmas project I'll post about later and added Sweet Pea's name to one side and 2009 to the other side.
Then I filled up the bootie with stuffing...uh...well...actually...fleece scraps to keep it filled out in a nice shape. (I used to drive my mom crazy saving "useless" scraps. Now I drive my husband crazy with it...but they do come in handy.) I think it turned out pretty well. Now I just have to figure out who to make the other one into an ornament for. I think this would work great with pretty much any bootie or even a baby sock. You would probably want to use embrodery thread instead of yarn if you're doing a sock.
This would also make a great shower gift for anytime during the year for a new mom to use for next Christmas.