Oh how I love giving handmade. Crafting something with someone specific in mind. Putting love and thought into items for loved ones. It is my good friend's birthday tomorrow and I put together a sewing basket for her. The basket is actually this tutorial, the needle book from this tutorial, and the pin cushion a block that I started for the log cabin quilt along that I never got around to finishing. Along with the handmade items were some thread, owl ribbon, and a pair of embroidery scissors. Some chocolate may have snuck into the basket last minute as well. All of these items are things in my own sewing basket that follows me around the house - that carries me from project to project.
This basket is going to a friend that is really close to me on the Big Island. When I first moved here I was homesick and needing a friend. This sweet sweet lady took me under her wing - and over crafting, coffee, and books we visited and shared what was on our hearts. I'm so excited for her to open her present and to see her face when she sees all of her handmade goodies. Do you have a friend that warms your heart? How do you show that you appreciate them?
Also along the lines of giving - I won my first ever giveaway during the #scrappylogcabinQAL on intsagram!!! I can honestly say that I have never won anything before - so when I found out that I won this bundle of goodies from #elnorac I was stunned and so blessed. Already the pouch is holding all of my sewing notions and it totally makes me happy every time I see it.
Oh it has been such a wonderful week for handmades!
Linking up to Finish It Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts