I love gifts. To get them is a bliss (and quite important to me still at my b-days and such *blush*) but giving them is the best.
It all starts with thinking what she (or he, but mostly she´s with my handmade gifts except my lovely nephew) would like to get. No, what she would love to get. Then checking my stash, do I have everything needed or do I need to shop some more?
Then to work - when you make something special for someone special it does really not feel like work at all. Knitting goes in a heartbeat, and it almost decorates itself. (We´ll not quite but you see what a difference it makes to almost see how happy you´re going to make someone with your handmades? It´s the reason I make them at all, really!)
Packaging is part of the deal too - needs to match and be pretty, and if possible: a handmade card to top. Oh how I would love to give all the gifts like this! In real world I also buy gift tokens, order books from net and even hand out cash. But when I find the time to make it all from the scratch, it goes someone really special, always.
I love you, Sis!
Now I only need to get rid of that silly feeling that I need to keep that white-flowered bag to maintain our matchy-matchy. It already is at my shop so I may need to make another for myself. And I just got myself a new winter coat too, maybe to match that, too? To be continued...
P.S. * Giving, sharing and receiving...