January 17, 2012

Homemade Gifts

I'm going to extend the Christmas posts by one more day because I simply can't miss out on sharing the fantastic homemade gifts I got this year.

The first one I was kind of expecting, considering that I had specifically requested it a few months earlier. It was a pair of spool holders from my mom and dad made to hold both the spool and the bobbin. They were exactly what I wanted. And are so beautiful filled with my colorful thread.

The second gift was from my sister-in-law. I was so lucky she picked my name this year for our gift exchange. She took some of my absolute favorite photos and printed them onto blocks of wood. The effect is amazing and I love how they look sitting on top of our bookshelves.

Homemade gifts really are the best. Not only was the item fantastic, but knowing the thought and time that went into the gift makes it that much more special. I would love to give only homemade items. Maybe if I start now I will be ready before Christmas next year!


  1. You have a really crafty family. I love how the photos look on the wood blocks! And...I might need to commission your parents to make me a thread spool organizer :)

  2. I wish my family could/would do this..I would love to give and recieve handmade gifts for family and friends. I love your photos.