My sister says my love language is GIFTS, and yeah I agree with her! I love giving gifts (I love getting gifts too) but I really love it when someone loves what I gave them….ok that was a lot of love! But you get my drift. Since my whole business started due to the compliments I got from the handmade gifts I have given over the years, I feel like I sort of have to make birthday/holiday gifts for people. Sometimes I just can’t (no time, etc. and then the guilt sets in) but I really do try to as much as I can!
For January/February – there aren’t too many birthdays in our world. Just my husband, my sister-in-law and a niece and nephew and a few friends… okay that is quite a few. But I only managed to get 2 handmade gifts delivered. The 3rd is still in progress and didn’t make it for the birthday gift, but I have plans for it.
The gifts I did get done were a Tinkerbell inspired purse for my niece!
She had a Sofia the 1st birthday party so I was going to go with that theme, but then her mom (my sister-in-law) said that she was really loving a Tinkerbell movie music CD, so I picked that up from Amazon along with the cutest little Tinkerbell stuffie from Hallmark. You know I just had to make her a little Tinkerbell inspired purse to put everything in. I even tried out some decorative stitching on my machine on the handle. Cute, huh!
The second giftie I made was a pair of itty bitty kitties for a good friend’s twins’ 1st Birthday!
She had mentioned that they liked kitties – and I really wanted to make them full size kitty stuffed animals, but I ran out of time. I found them the cutest little tea set and really wanted to make them some friends to have tea with, so I used THIS tutorial for a super simple tiny kitty stuffie from my favorite softie designer, Abby Glassenberg. The pieces to make these kitties are literally 2 circles and 4 half circles for each kitty. There is hand sewing involved because they are so small but it was a pretty quick project, and they are pretty cute! I got pics of each of the twins with their new kitties at their little birthday celebration! Miss I gave her kitty some cookies and tea. While Miss A thought that giving the kitty a toss was hilarious! Their genes may be identical but they are definitely their own girls! Love them so much! I really love giving handmade, and I can’t guarantee everyone will get something handmade, but I will darn well try!