This morning I was at the shops when they opened to buy some colouring pencils and colouring in books - Fairies for her and Ben 10 for him. Made me think that perhaps Nemo and Mr Incredible are "so yesterday". I hope not. But I think it will make me use the fabric I buy and not hold on to it waiting for that special sometime.
Anyway...... I left these until last night to make, and late last night at that. So it got me thinking about home made gifts and is it worth the effort. Right now I am making gifts because I have the fabric here and it means I am not spending a lot of money. Everyone you talk to says how tight things are at the moment. So economy affects my choice.
In the past I only gave home made gifts to people I knew would appreciate the time and effort that had gone into what I made. Those who would see the value in it.
During my many sewing breaks last night, I had an email conversation with a friend of mine. Her daughter was the recipient of the first pencil roll I made. When I told her what I was doing she came back with ....
"You are so clever to make those pencil rolls. XXX uses hers so much and takes it practically everywhere we go."
Made my night I can tell you!
Then this morning when I got up after way too little sleep, DD2 quietly asked if "they" were ready. The way her face lit up when I showed her made it worthwhile for me. Who cares what the recipients think!!