Are you ready for the annual crafty blogging, post-holiday handmade parade? It's time! And we begin today with the gifties I haven't shared yet that we - the lot of us - made by the doubles, or dozens as the case sometimes was. Complete with links, tips, and thoughts should making any of these be in your future in months or years to come.
For the oldest of the neices and nephews, a make your own book kit. Complete with colored pencils, stickers, pencils, and some blanks of our family favorite, bare books. The bundles are based loosely on the Gratitude Wrap, a free pattern of mine, with some Heather Ross gnomes on the outside fabric and Marimekko on the interior.
My falltime soapmaking wasn't a total bust. There was plenty that were giving-worthy, though a whole lot more that weren't quite so pretty, which only means that we've covered on soap for the year, most certainly. Everyone wins. My last soapmaking post here, with more details and links to recipes and books in this one.
A new to us but very favorite project, homemade Fairy Dust! We received some of this lovely stuff from a most special glitter girl when she visited recently, and all were smitten. So much that the jar disappeared quickly and we needed more. I did a little looking around for some recipes online, and ended up with the following concoction.
Scooped into 1 oz containers, we included the ingredients and instructions (not to be used near eyes, mouth, etc) and gifted them to nieces and nephews old enough for a little fairy magic of their own. And a jar was saved for each Soule, of course too. Because we all need a little bit of fairy dust magic from time to time, you know?