Friday, January 14, 2011

The Gift Box

Here's an idea that may put an end to the holiday stress--you know, when it is mid-December and you don't have any of your gifts done! I have a box that I've set aside to put gifts into as I either buy them or make them. Today I finished these beauties:

One large rice buddy, two hand warmer rice buddies and a pillowcase. All of flannel with--yep, you guessed it--ladybugs! I have a friend who loves them and does not read the blog, so I am safe in putting them up. I had to scramble in 2010 because a book I saw with ladybug quilts was not being published until April 2011! Hard to give in 2010. Unfortunately I didn't know about the delay until almost gift-giving time. Not so for 2011. I have sworn to be proactive so that I can enjoy the season more.

Somewhere I read that if you buy/make a holiday gift in the month of someone's birthday you will be ahead of the game. And this box idea would also work for birthdays. Would anyone like to join me on this quest?

I also have another box with knitted hats for both babies and adults. The adult hats go to people undergoing chemo/radiation as needed. Quick to make, but having an assortment for someone to choose from means a lot to them. I use leftover yarn to make a tassel with the yarn content and washing instructions on it. No guessing for me or the recipient.

So I am off to a good start on my Gift Box, with more ideas in mind.

Hugs to everyone from the snowy east,


1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I am going to try that. Don't know if it will work for me or not, but it is worth a try.


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