All of the projects in this post are lumped together because I only have fuzzy phone photos of them - sorry about that. Guess that's what happens when you craft late at night and wrap/ship first thing the next morning!
free house box printable by Polka Dot Prints for Design Mom and made a gazillion little treat boxes for friends, playgroup mommies, helpful ladies at church. I paired as many as I could with an extra little gift, like a sparkly bird ornament or small pack of letterpress cards.
These houses were obviously designed for Christmas, but swap out that wreath, and you could definitely use it all year round. A heart for Valentines? Bunny for Easter? I think I'll get a lot of use from that printable.
My L-Letterpress was working double-time, and I gave out a lot of notecard sets. These were printed with the Ruffles Printing Plate, which I think is quite pretty.
FYI ... Lifestyle Crafts currently has all their letterpress stuff on sale for 50% off. You can add my promo code, HOMEMADE, for an extra 20% off your order. For example, the Epic Combo Kit, which includes the Epic 6 die-cutter and L-Letterpress System, is on sale for $85. Add my promo code, HOMEMADE, and it is only $68! That is a killer deal, because regular price it is $169.99. This sale ends December 31!
patchwork lanyards using the tutorial from the blog, Simply Cotton. These are super easy to make, and only take 8 charm squares (5x5" cuts of fabric). Just a note, if you are sewing them in bulk: sew all 8 charm squares together first, then cut the long strip in half, essentially making two lanyards at once. It speeds things up a bit.
Also speeding things up, use one kind of fabric and skip the patchwork. I made a more neutral (wardrobe friendly?) lace print lanyard for my sister-in-law, BYU-Idaho's newest librarian. Love you, Holly. :)
I think these lanyards make a great, useful gift for anyone required to wear a name tag to work. If I were having any more babies, I would make some for the wonderful nurses in the maternity ward. I bought the lobster clasps from an etsy shop, twpmango (also got some cufflink backs ... but I'll show you those later).
Ok, last up in the terrible lineup of photos, I made three colorful clutches using Elm Street Life's Bow Clutch tutorial. I love this little bag - it is the perfect size for the little necessities ... wallet, phone, chapstick, etc. Anytime I don't want to haul my diaper bag, I grab my little clutch like this. Admittedly, the pink one turned out a little wild (sorry, Megan!), and the polka dot clutch was somehow sewn backwards, but are still cute for a pencil case, make up bag, travel pouch ...
Phew ... sorry again about those fuzzy photos. I'll take better photos of the things I made for my kids. :)