Written by Sarah on September 13th, 2012 Posted in art, DIY, gift, life, photos

I’m all about giving hand made gifts. I like seeing genuine excitement instead of looking for a gift receipt. That feeling of pride as they unwrap it makes it just as much a present for me as it is for them. I like that my friends know that I really took the time to think about them and put lots of love into what I’ve made for them. And when they like something that is so full of love, it makes my heart swell.

That being said, I don’t often receive hand made gifts.

It’s a strange phenomenon, right? I’ve got a passion for things that are made from scratch. I know how to appreciate a good handmade gift! Well, my wonderful and talented Aunt Sherry made me an awesome handmade present for my birthday!

Isn’t he adorable!? She made this little guy after taking a class at an AENJ conference. (She’s always got the coolest crafts! And I’m still fascinated by the swag she brings me!) He’s made of alpaca from Back to Back Alpaca where you can also find a kit! I just want to cuddle him! It’s so exciting to get something so fun and so full of love from someone so close to me. (Love you, know you’re always reading!)

I was so excited to give him a spot on the shelf above my sewing machine. He looks very proud! Link is keeping him company.

I really don’t know anything about needle felting but it’s a craft so I’m obviously curious to learn more! (This book looks adorable!) Maybe my next present can be a lesson from my Auntie?

Do you know how to needle felt? What’s the skinny? Do you receive any handmade gifts?

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Comments (4)

  • Aunt Sherry
    September 13, 2012 at 11:36 am |

    Yeah! Well, that’s an easy Hanukkah present. Hah. When do you want to do it? 😉

  • September 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm |

    Sarah…your Aunt Sherry will be a great teacher.
    Most of our kits come with DVDs so you might “surprise” her with something needlefelted too.

    • September 14, 2012 at 8:45 am |

      This is a great idea! Thanks! 🙂

  • Pat Hurwitz
    September 14, 2012 at 8:22 am |

    Hey, Aunt Sherry, don’t forget me! Sarah’s Mom

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