As with most my crafts… I’ve been making hand made gifts all this week. Its my passion. The thing that gives me the most joy. I guess if I did that 5 Languages of Love gift giving would be pretty high on my list. However I have worked myself into a corner with gifts: I actually don’t enjoy being given thoughtless stuff. I don’t like to receive stuff- any old stuff- I like gifts that mean something to me or to the giver. I would rather get a thoughtful heartfelt card than a diamond ring (except from you M.- don’t you get any funny ideas- you still have to buy me a diamond ring AND give me a heartfelt card). I ‘recon there are probably others out there like me who feel cold opening a gift picked up in a rush or panic with no real thought put in. Seriously if the cosmic forces ever bring the moment where (strangely) you feel its necessary to get me a gift and it comes to buying something in a rush: don’t bother.
So on my finished list this week:
The delicious but tedious Ombre Cowl for my mother-in-law’s birthday
A set of 5 travel needle tidys (again for my mother-in-law)
9 Gnome Home Pens from a Tiny Owl Knits Pattern for my little Hobbit/Hogwarts loving girls
Two seconds after the Gnome Home Pens were officially theirs they started customizing them!
Twisted beards are so last season… all the fashionable gnomes are wearing braids you know.
Some times a gnome’s eye sight needs a little help in the darkened corners of the burrow! (my personal favorite!!)
And for those long walks through winding caverns when you head home from a night at the pub… head lanterns…
There are utility belts and tiny leather satchels in the dreaming.
I’m still slogging through S but I have had no time this week even to pick it up as my in laws have been visiting … longing to finish it now.
I’m linking up with Ginny again this lovely raining Wednesday.