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who recently proved he could sew, in mind: Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments from Bits and Bobs. He said he'd like to give them a try, so we'll see how many he makes and then decide where they'll be gifted. And, of course, he wants one for our tree. I think these are adorable and we just might have to have ourselves a little sewing bee, he and I, because I want to make some too!
And finally, Wendy just posted this tutorial on making an embroidered fabric bookmark. When I saw her pendant kits, I was one of several people who thought those narrow designs would also perfectly suit a bookmark. My daughter is making bookmarks for gifts this year (unless she decides to keep them all to herself, because, interestingly, bookmarks are one of the items she hoards, along with everyone else's books), but again, I have this in mind for future gifts. This particularly lends itself to stitching up some motifs here and there and assembling several bookmarks at once, to have on hand in the gift closet. How nice to tuck a handmade bookmark into a gift book!
I fear the layout on this post is sort of wonky (and I just learned that I can embed pics directly from Pinterest; how cool is that??), but I hope it's a bit inspiring nonetheless. Do you have any go-to handmade gift ideas or great links? I'd love to know about them!