Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Couple Birthday Swap Gifts

I'm participating in a birthday swap for the next year.  I am the last one to receive next summer.  Anyway, here are the first two gifts I made.

The recipient of the first gift likes coffee, caramel, planners, and hexies.  I filled a reusable Starbucks cup with some locally made caramels, made a little mug rug, a coffee-themed hoop art--my first hoop art attempt, and added in some planner goodies.


I apparently forgot to take a picture of the mug rug separately, so the below shot is the best one I have. 
The second gift went all the way to Australia.  She likes pastels like pink and mint.  Although I LOVE pink, I didn't have much fabric in her style.  I found this Riley Blake fabric and made a Goody Goody Binding Kit and filled it with hand-stitching notions. 
I included pink and green wonder clips, some thread, scissors, betweens, tape measure, seam ripper, pencil, and also one of the wooden irons my husband made.  You can see those on my Instagram feed.  I also included a mechanical pencil because I love mechanical pencils (is that weird?), some washi tape, and some charm squares in pastels.
Lately I can't seem to settle down to making anything unless it has a firm deadline.  I made both of the above gifts in September.  I'm working on some Christmas gifts, and I seem to be spending a lot of time perusing Pinterest and Etsy.  Hopefully I can kick it into gear soon.

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