Well the dust has finally settled from Christmas and New Years! I'm going to do more a photo post - just to show you all the gifts I made this year. Above is an ornament that I put the invitation to a friends wedding inside. And for the box it came in, I embroidered their names on it (I made a few other ornaments as well). I think this was the most fun. I want to embroider everything now!
I also played around a bit with photoshop and printed out a few pictures for them.
For quite a few of my gifts (9!!) I made an initial mug and then put together a mix of peppermint hot cocoa to put inside. I made the mug using a ceramic paint pen, which heat sets so it's dishwasher safe! I could have easily bought the initial mugs for $6 at Anthropologie, but this ended up being not only cheaper, but a bit more meaningful (I hope!).
And last but not least, I made a pair of comic shoes for my friend Natalie's birthday. I put about a million lbs of mod podge on these suckers! Hopefully it survives the Seattle weather. This was the hardest gift for me to keep secret. I'm pretty sure I finished these just after Thanksgiving!
I don't think I made as many gifts as last year, but I'm still happy I was able to make a good portion of them this year.