I'm such a sucker for a simple, handmade, heartfelt gift. I'm not too sure exactly why that is, maybe it's the time and effort that goes in to each and every aspect of them. Like with this super sweet bag with little cross stitch embellishment - made by my biggest girl (almost 12) as a gift for her Mumma before her latest trip away (see my last post for the details).
You see, the fabric is one from my stash that I've been hording for quite some time (waiting for the perfect project), the cross stitch is her first ever attempt at that craft, the simple timber beads and natural leather strap were carefully chosen for their 'earthy rawness' and to tone the whole project down, the size and shape of the bag were designed to fit perfectly into my favourite handbag (and to house just the right amount of yarn for a decent sized project), and the whole thing was made with the most important ingredient - love!
So, are you like me?
Do you value simple, heartfelt things in your life?
Do you take the time to make gifts like these for those who you hold near and dear too?
If you're not a craft-y type to you give heartfelt gifts of another kind?