I have been working for the last month on a Care Package for some cherished family members one of whom is sick. I wanted to make each of them something handmade and unique.
First up, above, a handmade water bottle cover made of linen and hand dyed wool.
Next were gifts for some tween relatives. I always find this age so hard to make for as they are often less interested in handmade items. The POW! shirt and the Halloween motif shirt and sweatshirt were big hits with my kiddos so I am hoping they will be popular.
For the next item, I designed a bag around a beautiful piece of hand dyed wool. The outside is linen and the inside is a quilting cotton. The leather handles are by Muench, beautifully handmade in California but a little bit pricey and difficult to find anymore. I’m holding on to a treasured stash of a few more of these handles.
Lastly, I made one of my favorite hand knit hats. The pattern is free and found here: http://happyknits.com/blog/free-pattern-rikke-hat/. The picture shown is of a previously made hat. The current one is a nice variegated green. I love this pattern. It is very easy to follow and quick to knit up.
Hope the recipients feel the love I put into them.