There are so many inspiring stories and wonderful ideas...
So lets get started!
Joanne R just learned to crochet. You wouldn't know it! She followed the Coco Bella You Tube clips to learn and this is her first completed rug. I am so impressed! I love everything about it, the pattern, the colours... well done Joanne!
Janine S has made bath mitts with face washers and hand towels. She used "in the hoop" machine embroidery to decorate them. I just love these!
She made childrens....
I am thinking this would work really well with my soaps... so thank you Janine this is a great idea for me to use. I think they are lovely gifts.
Kelley made gorgeous bunting from vintage sheets...
Some were as gifts and meters/yards long. Lovely.
Christine B embroidered pillowcases...
And made beautiful cushions for her outdoor setting!
Well done Christine these are beautiful.
Midori made a lovely gift for a friend and crochet flower bunting to cheer up a friend recovering from surgery. She also only recently learned how to crochet and make flowers! Well done Midori!
Mimi made many things! And you can go over to her blog to find recipes and ideas... (and super easy divine recipes)
Basil Pesto is a beautiful thing to make and great gift...
And Marinated Feta...
Food gifts are always good. Mens' gifts are more difficult to me. I am going to do a post just on gifts for men coming up. But food gifts are great for men!
I love adding flowers to things. I make them and Mum sews them onto the little hats she makes. They are fun to make and really add something.
Mel C made lots!
Bubble bath in decorated bottles plus bath salts...
Woodland felt creatures for babies...
And she sewed a little felt fox onto a purchased baby rug. Lovely ideas. Gorgeous gifts Mel!
You can also follow her blog here as you will get many more lovely ideas.
Rosanne made a scarf for her Grand daughter and a huge rug that used up her yarn stash...
Mary made something really special for her husband. They have a very romantic love story! This is maps of where they live and met. I am sorry the picture isn't clearer Mary, sorry!
Mary also covered a box with brown paper and wrote Man Box on it. She filled it with beef jerky, roasted nuts and so on. He loved it!
Midori learned to crochet flowers and made a garland...
She also used her crafts as acts of kindness and encouragement which is what it is all about! Well done Midori.
Leigh made pens decorated with roses and feathers! They look lovely. When Lucy was getting married I noticed a lot of very expensive pretty pens for wedding signings. But I would use one everyday! Leigh's idea was to make pens to add to the gift of homemade cards. I love this idea and think I will have to pinch it!
Leigh's blog is A Chat over Coffee.
Glenda made her Grandson a Star Wars cushion for his bedroom. This is a great gift! The fabrics we can get now according to any theme mean the sky is the limit! Love this Glenda!
Barb has been making cards. She hasn't been well and crafts are helping her a lot to be quietly doing things at home. She is also watching You Tube and learning to crochet which I am so happy about!
Kelsey made Texas shaped cookies for Texas Independence Day. These were a hit with her husband!
What a variety! I hope there are ideas and inspiration here that has you planning what to do next!
Thank you all who contributed. We will sum up March too... and now we better get making things for our Christmas Challenge for this month!
Next week I will have an update on what I have been making and lots of fresh ideas. I am pleased with how my gift cupboard is going and I want to add heaps move this month. Then our weather will cool and this is crochet time for me. So I am accumulating yarn and planning what to make.
Working on things according to the weather helps. This week has been hot so I have done some sewing and stayed indoors as much as possible.
I hope you are having a great week! xxx