I made a friend of mine a quilt for Christmas one year.
I made a detailed keepsake box for my wife's birthday.
I cross stitched a picture of my sister’s two children one year.
I made cross stitched baby quilts and I made my mom a table out of terracotta pots for her patio last Mother's day. But my most creative idea really wasn't something made, but done.
Back when I was young and poor, my brother was also young and poor. For Christmas l I got a BIG box and I filled it with junk from our garage. I also included a note to look somewhere else. I left about 5 clues sending him on a scavenger hunt of sorts. The last clue was to look under the Christmas tree. He opened my gift last so he was sure he had me, as nothing was left under the tree. But I outsmarted him by hiding an envelope under a couch cushion until he was out on the hunt. In the envelope was a note saying that he no longer owed me the $20 he borrowed about month before. It was great watching him run around. 😁
When my Goddaughter was a toddler, I made her a rag doll with a photo of her own face imprinted on it.
So many. From painted portraits to keepsake quilted covered wedding photo albums.
Neat one was two hearts ( wooden, wall mountable painted white and embellished with pearls) with the couples name and wedding date on them. Wooden pins and holes to make the two hearts join together. A mushy poem on the back about staying together forever which only made sense when the two hearts were joined together.💖⬅➡💖
I recently made my friends some magic jars as
end-of-the-year/Christmas gifts. That was the first time I actually made
something. Since I loved these, I thought they would as well. I personalised
them with their names and with decorative items that they like. Click on the following
link to know what the jars look like: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334533078564623513/ . The ones I made were much simpler but my friends loved their presents.
I make blankets for people.