That lovely busyness is part of the reason I did not participate in Kim's first two "Dare To DIY" events.
I've participated in the "party" since Kim started this tradition a few years ago.
This week is all about hand crafted gifts. I love making homemade gifts for others. Each year I make 3-10 gifts for the holiday season. Some years a I do lots of the same things, other years I do a few different items. I also love doing food gifts. This year I still have some holiday craft gifts in the works...these gifts have all been given and opened so I don't feel bad sharing.
(Also all these gifts have been inspired by Pintrest....of course)
Owl Heat Pads
These little cuties were created using this free pattern ("thank you" to the creator!). These guys are great- cute, fast and easy to make, all using scrap materials from my stash. They are filled with rice, vanilla essential oil, rosemary and lavender herbs (from my friend's garden- she made the purple striped dude). The backs are soft flannel and corduroy. Nice, soft, warm, good-smelling and cuddly....the guy second from the left is mine- so I'm speaking from experience.
I've made tag toys before but never a crinkle one. I have to say it was not easy and a bit frustrating. The end result was less crinkly than I wanted but the mom-to-be was still please- I guess that's what matters. And I have lots of other cute little friends to give me reasons for practice.
Another simple baby item I've never made before. And I might add, a genius one at that! I never would have thought of this if I hadn't seen this pin. I was a bit skeptical, but it worked on my craft room door. The silencer was very fast and easy to make. I had all three "ingredients" in my stash.
My sewing table and chair are currently covered with 20 different fabrics for the 4 other projects I'm in the middle of. What are you making this season?
**need some ideas? Go see what others made!