Saturday, May 31, 2014

Crafting for gift giving

When giving gifts I like to give a combination of store bought and hand made. I recently put together a gift bag for a friend who had a birthday the other day.
Two of the gifts I made for her were a raggy keychain



And this framed embroidery piece.
 This was done on my embroidery machine. After letting the machine do it's thing I was trying to decide how I wanted to finish this off. I thought about using it for a candle mat or a jar wrap but decided just to frame it instead.

18 comments:

Duni said...

Wonderful gifts! I bet your friend loved them! Your machine can do that?! Wow!

Sandra said...

you are so creative and talented. if i had the embroidery machine i could not even thread it much less make it sew... and the key chain can be used as a decoration... it could even be used as a country tree decoration i am seeing a little tree covered in these...

Out on the prairie said...

It is fun to see them using your gifts also.

Jen said...

Aren't you the clever girl? I like to give handmade gifts when I can too. Love the framed rooster. Please tell Duke I said Hi :o)

Grace said...

I can't imagine anything you may have bought could be better than these -

Sandee said...

Handmade gifts are always far better. The giver took time and thought into what they were going to create. That's very special.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Duke. :)

BeadedTail said...

Handmade gifts are always best! I think the frame was the perfect touch!

Ginny said...

I don't know which I like better, the key chain would be easy to find in your purse!

Chatty Crone said...

Ann you have so many wonderful talents - they were nice and I know she loved them.

Sheryl Hastings said...

How fun! Gift baskets make the best gifts. I also like to give a little handmade something with a store bought gift or certificate.

Jeanne Pursell said...

It looks perfect in the frame! I need to get one of those embroidery machines!! One can always use another toy!! Happy Sunday Ann.

Marg said...

Wow, I like both of those great items. The key chain is really cute. Great job Ann. Take care and have a good Sunday.

Antonella said...

They are great gifts, I love that you framed the embroidery, I could see it in the kitchen or in a reading nook somewhere... I know what you mean about combining store bought and handmade gifts.. I must admit, that there are some people I know I cannot give the handmade gifts to because they don't quite "get" the handmade part, lol
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Willow said...

I would have loved those gifts. I love when friends do hand made. I try to do hand made as much as often as well. The frame was a perfect touch !

Jille said...

They are lovely Ann! You are very talented.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...framing it was an ingenious idea.

marie said...

I don't think there's anything nicer than a handmade gift...these are both so cute!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It is very good to have you as a friend.

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