I’m joining up with Blog Hoppin for their fun week-long linky!
Back before I started my whole teacher blog journey, I had a craft blog, Nicole’s Crafting Adventure. I haven’t posted on it in some time, but if you search around, you’ll see the projects I like to make are not strictly for my classroom.
A couple Christmases ago, I decided to do all handmade gifts. It was really fun to get creative and make things for people with my own hands. I, for one, LOVE getting handmade gifts. They are so thoughtful and I know the amount of time, effort, and love that goes into them. The past two years, being in Hawaii, I sent people gifts from here, things they can’t get on the mainland: macadamia chocolates, Hawaiian print things, shirts that say Lanai, cute surfer-chick hats, Hawaii Starbucks mugs, etc. But now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over, I think I’m going to go back to my handmade gifts. In January and February, I have 7 friends and family birthdays. What better way to celebrate, than to send them something I’ve made (especially since they should all still be full of Macadamia Kisses from their Christmas packages!)
Here are a collection of pins of things that I’m thinking about making:
I am obsessed with Colleen Wilcox’s art. It’s so colorful and fluid. I want to try to paint like her.
I have the materials for making soap. I need to do more of it and have fun with it.
I have an old towel like this from my Grandma. I love how it never falls off the oven handle! I need to make some of these in cute fabrics for friends who cook.
Some placemats would be a nice gift and easy to sew (I like projects that mostly include sewing a straight line).
I’ve made quite a few oven mitts and they make fabulous gifts. I should do more.