Wednesday, January 7, 2009

gifting, pt. 1

I didn't want to post gifts pre-Christmas, but still want to share. Part one: small personal gifts I mailed out this year.
Reuben "drew" his cousin Zander's name for Christmas this year. Owl babies (book & nest full) to go with the owl I made him for his birthday last year. From me is from Reuben, because he really begrudges any time I spend not giving him every bit of my attention.

I threw this in my mom's package for my sister Camie. I thought at one time I had her name (but that's because I messed up the rotation) and made her this for part of her gift. Still thought she needed it! I discovered the lovely blog resurrection fern when I saw this acorn necklace tutorial on another blog. Or three, because it is so great.

My mom got bowls and our great blockprinting project (more on that later), but I wanted to give her something sweet and detailed, since she appreciates that sort of thing. Mini bottlecap pincushion & needle book. The pincushion is made around a bottlecap (yup, the plastic Coke kind) so the pins don't go right through, and there are lots of tutorials out there. Like this one.

7 comments:

Preece Family! said...

All very cute. I wish we lived closer so that I could come over and craft with you.

nyjlm said...

the owls. oh how I am loving those owls. And the acorn necklace. I want to make one too.

nweames said...

Love the pin cushion and needle book. Brilliant as usual and now (as usual) I just might have to try my hand at it.

vfg said...

ah, see, Natalie: part of why I love you so much! You buy into my crafting drama. Wish all of you could come play. Mikal, we'll have to plan a crafty day when I come to SLC this summer...

Meg said...

I love the owls, they are so darling. You always amaze me at your craftiness. The needle book is a great idea, I might have to do that for my mom.

Mindy said...

1: We, (Zander and I), really love those baby owls and read the book often with the Daddy owl and the baby owl nestled in with us.
2: I really want one of those acorn necklaces. Are we allowed to put in orders for birthdays? Just kidding. Sort of.
3: You are incredibly cool and I really, honestly, sincerely, love everything you do. I'm not just saying that.

Natalie Daines said...

Val, You are so very creative! I love seeing what you've done. Keep it up!