I had some gift fails this year. Several gifts never made it to ME on time, let alone to the recipient. Then gifts I DID get out on time never made it! And I gave my brother a gift certificate to a restaurant that isn’t even in his town.
But! I had some gift successes too. I loved making all the handmade gifts this year, including a few here that I haven’t blogged about yet:
a phrase that a friend uses often and an embroidered version of my friend’s business card:
At Phoebe’s school the teachers are really into cool stuff like fiber and wood and minerals. At the fall fair I noticed Phoebe’s teacher and another teacher both noticed a pink stone egg at the same time. It was a tiny little thing, and the OTHER teacher won and bought it.
I had to return to the mineral man after the fair, so I picked out 3 different kinds of stone for her and made little corresponding bags with the labels on them!
And then I took a chance and ordered a family photo by Blue Lily to be made into an afghan for Great Grandma Glass. I kind of love it: