I love making things for my friends. But it is a constant internal debate whether the recipient will appreciate the handmade gift – the effort and resources taken to produce the item. Or will they feel shortchanged by a ‘home-made’ item vs. a store bought gift? So sometimes, I tend make an item, and then buying something else from the store to ‘make up the value’ of the gift.
Thus my handmade gifting code is more or less this: Give handmade gifts to friends who craft (they will appreciate the effort behind the projects).
Of course, I’m not entirely strict with my code ;> I absolutely LOVE to create things for the little ones. Hopefully their parents will appreciate a little handmade goodness injected in their young lives. Here are 2 soft books I put together (from panels) for the babies’ 1st Christmas.