Hello! I hope your week is going well! This year, I really want to spend time creating some gifts for the people I love. Other than a couple of things for my Mom, I haven't really made any gifts in a long time. I want to change that. I haven't started yet, but all of these are things that are on my "to do" list.
I love the way the natural beeswax candles look in the simple jars above, don't you? So pretty. Apparently, burning beeswax in your home is a good thing as well. I adore candles, always have, but I have pretty bad allergies and as I get older they get worse, so I actually have a hard time burning anything with a scent. I am hoping these will do the trick. If you want to make some beeswax candles too, you can find out how here, with a lovely tutorial (and more pretty pictures of the candles).
I love, love this idea. These beautiful framed doilies are actually for sale as an instant collection, but I was thinking this would make a fairly easy and lovely gift to make as well. Though, I have a lot of doilies I don't think I have any quite as beautiful as these.
I also think beautiful pieces of lace would also be great framed in the embroidery hoop frames. Wouldn't it be wonderful to gift someone a collection of hoops that have framed pieces of family wedding dresses?
Anyway, I'm definitely looking for more doilies, and Mom, if you're reading..hint. hint. ;)
These little truck pin cushions are definitely on the list for my girls. So cute, right? I just love this idea. My youngest daughter is a country girl at heart, you rarely catch her out of her cowgirl boots, and having an old truck to haul her vintage camper is definitely one of her dreams. So I think this would be right up her alley. When I pinned this though, my oldest daughter proclaimed that she wanted one too. :) I'm on the hunt for some old trucks.
And last for today, I think this idea is adorable. But for Christmas/winter holidays I think it would be darling to make a kit like this with hot cocoa. Think cute mugs, cocoa mix, marshmallows, sprinkles, candy canes, etc...It would be a great gift for a "family" gift, a neighbor gift,teacher gift, a college student care package, or even just for your nieces and nephews.
I can't wait to get started making and putting together handmade gifts!
What about you? Do you make gifts? What's on your list this year?
PS, Starting tomorrow I will begin showing you what's "in store" for the our holidays in the shop. I think you'll find something for everyone.