Last year I so enjoyed making the Christmas Pillows for Edie that I decided that this year would be a year of homemade gifts for everyone.
I started a bit late but managed to get all the gifts finished in time.
The main gift I chose this year was a hand crocheted Cowl with large buttons. The pattern for this is currently offered on my Etsy site for a measley $4.00!! Click HERE to link to the pattern.
The buttons used were purchased either through Ebay or JoAnn's. My favorites were the larger Wooden Buttons from Ebay.
These cowls are warm around your neck but are not bulky. They stay in place and don't slide off as a scarf can tend to do. I ended up making one for Edie, Celeste, Kim, Lindsey, Dena, Jaime, Mom, Sue, Sandie and Judie.
I also made 3 Headband Wraps for Edie, Jaime and Judie...
Lauren and Jakki received infinity scarves. Jakki's was crocheted with a double crochet using a size K hook. I used a really soft, thin fuzzy type yarn resulting in a lightweight scarf.
Next on my list were Boot Cuffs for Dena, Lindsey and Lauren. These are different than the cuffs I previously posted with a free pattern.
I used a row of single crochet then a row of double crochet, in the back loops only, for these cuffs and then attached buttons on the turned-down cuff. These Boot Cuffs are available on my Etsy page already made.
I love they way they look with any boot style.
Last, but definitely not the least, I made Reindeer Pillows for Edie, Celeste, Kim and one I kept for myself. I don't usually do that but there was a flaw in the fabric and couldn't see giving it to anyone for a gift, but it looks great on my sofa!
|Edie & Celeste|
|Kim & Myself|
This Pumpkin Pillow was not actually a Christmas gift this year. This was made for my niece, Angela, for a housewarming gift in October. The pumpkins were cut from burlap and I zig zagged over jute for the vines. I used brown fabric and handstitched the stems to the pumpkins.
Although making gifts is much more time consuming and at times, more costly, than shopping for a store bought gift, there is a warmer feeling of giving that cannot be felt with a gift card or a gift that has a gift receipt in the box.
|Joey's Hooded Towel - Source|
|Jordyn's Hooded Towel (Similar)- Source|
|Jordyn's Rollup - Source|
I am looking forward to the coming year to see what I will create with my new Babylock Ellure Embroidery Sewing Machine!
Any project suggestions??
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