One funny thing though, is that I feel a little lost without a project that I must complete. My hands are empty of a craft at the moment. Well, not really - I have a blanket I'm working on and lots of ideas roaming around in my head for all the new yarn my sister blessed me with as a Christmas gift (what an awesome gift, too!!!!). But, I don't have anything with a deadline or some special secret I'm working on. I am enjoying getting back to my blanket and being able to work out in the open - but those secrets are so much fun to do!!!
Now I can share what I have been spending my time on - as all those peeping eyes now know what all the things hiding in my closet are. So here goes:
All the kids got pillowcases: One flannel one with fun pictures that reminded me of them
And one fancy one with their favorite colors or activity on them.
I made my hubby a new journal with a nice new pen (oops - got the picture sideways - I can't seem to figure out how to fix it now that it is on here - sorry about that :0)
And for my sisters whose names I drew I did a theme gift this year. The theme was WARMTH. So, I crocheted warm scarves for each of them. Then I made rice bags scented with lavender and some homemade lavender bath salts in very old canning jars. Each little gift came with a poem about being warm and cozy. This was a really fun gift to make!!! I loved every minute of it and spent a lot of time trying to match the style of scarf and fabric for their rice bag to their personality.
For my Parents-in-laws I made tiny picnic baskets filled with pictures of picnic foods and a poem telling them that as soon as the weather is warm we will be taking them on a picnic to the zoo. I think that will be a fun thing for each of them to look forward to.
It was fun making all these things and now it's time to get my hands busy with new things. New Year - new projects!!!
Happy New year to everyone!!!