- Photo Coffee Sleeve @ The Object Project - I can think of a few people who might like this one, if I can do it this year.
- Kid Tote @ Just Deanna - Ok, first how cute is the name of her blog? Love it. Second, I think this idea can be adapted with some of the other tote patterns I have.
- Animal Sewing Cards @ Chez beeper Bebe - I've been looking for ways to make our own sewing cards.
- Fabric Memory Game @ Chez Beeper Bebe - Too cute, and she sells it in her etsy shop with a fabric box, too.
- Full-length Apron from Tea Towel @ One Pearl Button - I think tea towel aprons are cute, but I really prefer full-length aprons.
- Ultimate Handmade Holidays Master List 2009 @ Sew Mama Sew - All of the above ideas I found this the Sew Mama Sew Handmade Holidays list. This is the link for the master list. Lots of great ideas!
- Sea Salt Caramels @ Through the Camera Lens - These sound wonderful, and would look so yummy under the tree.
- Caramel corn @ Orangette - This sounds like a crispy caramel corn that would keep well as a gift.
- Rag doll @ UK Lass In US - Isn't this doll the cutest? I bet the book where she found this pattern would be in your library or used book store, or perhaps you could find a similar pattern?
- Edible Gifts @ Simple Mom - This is a huge list of recipes from around blogland, including cookies, gifts-in-a-jar, jams, etc.
- Edinburgh Rock @ From High In the Sky - This looks kind of like after-dinner mints (but I don't think it is). I haven't tried it yet but it looks like a lot of fun.
- Coffee Cozy @ House on Hill Road - This might be more likely to get done this year (at this point). I think it would be cute, and those cardboard cozies never block the heat enough for me.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Handmade Gift Ideas
I know. I am so far behind in the listing of gift ideas. I am even farther behind in the making of said gifts. Anyway, here are a few ideas (or sets of ideas) that might help you out this year. Or you can do like me, and hope you remember them for next year.
The thing is, I worry sometimes about giving handmade gifts. I'm never sure if the gifts are wanted or appreciated. Some people just don't like to get homemade stuff. And in the case of food gifts, especially at Christmas. . .well, there is SO much food around at this time of year. How do I know that the recipients will ever eat anything I've made them? And lets face it, standing over a hot stove/oven for hours making something that will never be eaten is not my idea of fun.
I think the best solution is to make sure that the gifts we give are high quality and are things that the recipients would love regardless of where they came from. In other words, don't give your uncle-who-hates-coconut a large tin of handmade coconut macaroons. He will never appreciate that. But homemade nut-caramels for your turtle-loving mother? That just might be a hit.
What are your thoughts about handmade gifts? Do you hesitate to spend the time, concerned that the thought may be wasted? Or is everyone on your holiday list into the handmade treats?
Posted by Fun Mama - Deanna at 9:00 AM