Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing
This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a few from the wishlist.
Scottish textile designer extraordinaire Donna Wilson does some pretty wonderful things with wool. Her site has a selection of blankets and little plush toys, along with this great Make Your Own Monster kit, which features a creature form, stuffing, and sew-on accessories.
Taking us back to the basics, these branch hooks require only a tree branch, knife, sandpaper, varnish or paint, and a way to connect it to the wall. Pretty simple, yet makes for a clever gift.