Handmade Gifts

I made my sisters a couple of handmade gifts for this past Christmas.

Keychain wrist lanyards: I thought this would be good for each of them for dog walking. My younger sister has two dogs and my older sister recently started her own dog walking & pet sitting business (check it out here!) (I designed her logo, too!).

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Plus I made them each one of these project bags I love. They are from a Wild Olive tutorial and are great for so many things. I tucked a notebook and pencil in each of theirs.

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They are made with some of my original fabric! (Here’s my Spoonflower account, if you want to get your own.)

I made some of these same project bags for a swap about reading that I participated in last Autumn. These have little embroidered pockets on the front for your library card to go in.

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The kid crafted some lovely handmade gifts, too, and also participated in a kids’ ornament swap. Here’s what he made:

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A sewn fabric bell ornament (one of his first times using the sewing machine) and a wooden candy cane ornament (he dyed wood beads and then strung them on cotton chenille).

Here’s what he received:

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