Now that our holiday market is done, I'm starting to work on christmas (and birthday) gifts. I really like to keep things simple for gift giving...making what I can, buying other handmade items, and shopping at our local bookstores and village stores for the rest.
My sister's 30th birthday is coming soon and I wanted to do something special for her. I have knitted her many things over the years and couldn't think of another knitted gift she needed. Then, when we were at Purl Soho, I found these embroidered hair barrette kits. My sister has very long hair and uses clips daily, so it is a perfect handmade gift for her. I have little experience with embroidery, but the kit was easy to follow. I really love how it turned out.
I found a new mason cozy pattern to try. I wanted it to fit around a mason jar with a handle. With peace fleece yarn (or another worsted yarn), it knits up quickly. With some tea, like the Love & Tea blend I'm waiting for, and the cuppow lid, it will make a sweet little gift, I think.
Are you doing holiday crafting this year? I'd love to see what every is making!
Joining Nicole today...