This year, like many in the past, I made a lot of the gifts I gave out for Christmas. I know I teased you a little with last week's post of all the wrapping I did, but I didn't want to give away any clues to my family in case they were reading! So here are some of the gifts I crafted:
I started off with this blue box that housed something in it's former life, then sanded it and painted it black
and put it all together to make a little library kit for my son:
He and I share a love of books and feel a twinge of sadness that it all seems to be going digital, so I thought he'd appreciate this for the books he already owns.
When my son was in town for Thanksgiving, we went to a craft fair and he saw a scarf that resembled this one, but it was grey and it was crocheted. He asked me if I could make one like it in black; I told him I could try knitting one and see how it turned out. He loves it! I'm so glad- it looks great on him, too. It's an infinity scarf, so he can wear it like a chain, or double it up to keep warm.
I decided to "tea stain" some coffee filters and flour sack towels for a few projects. I live in an apartment, and it was 30 degrees out, so I opted to dry them right there in my kitchen window. Once dry, the filters flattened out nicely and held a little texture to make these snowflakes that I used for wrapping the presents.
And with the flour sacks, I ironed them and used freezer paper stencils to make these cute little kitchen towels for my sister:
Other than that, I just printed out some other "freebies" I got off the web, cut them out accordingly, and packaged them as nicely as I could so they could pass for a gift:)
We hope your holidays were filled with warmth and joy and that this new year brings everyone great happiness.
Hannah moved to a new home with her fiance and son over the New Year's weekend and her sewing studio is no longer in the dungeon (the basement)! She couldn't be more excited- so no more pictures with bad lighting- at least from her house. I'm still a night owl, so I'll have to work on that!