I recently participated in a super-secret crafting mission. It started off so secretly even I didn't know what I was going to make or for whom I would be making it. The mystery mission was hosted by Rachael at www.imaginegnats.com (and ten other loverly bloggers). It went something like this: sign up, get an email with a name/address and hopefully a blog link, stalk blog in a totally non-creepy-purely-professional way, make a gift for said person, mail it, hope they like it.
I was matched with Tabitha from http://www.kluckingbear.blogspot.com/ so I began my research. She seems to do a lot of journaling and paper crafting, crocheting, takes Halloween to a level Martha would be proud of and wins a lot of on-line give-aways. All neat info but nothing that gave me that magic AHA moment. Well the clock started ticking and I knew I couldn't obsess on the 'perfect' idea any longer so I decided to make her this:
I'd just made myself one recently in fabrics that match my craft room and I really wanted to use the last bit of that blue/bird/forest fabric. I figured if she didn't sew much she could use the pockets and basket for crochet? I also grant her permission to regift!
What I haven't mentioned yet is I too was a name/address/blog link sent to someone else so they could make ME a giftie! Yay! I'll post pictures of what I got soon!
(And I meant to use the birdie fabric sideways...ok....I totally didn't and my inner perfectionist is woozy just looking at it but I didn't have any more fabric to recut it and do it correctly. Let's just file it under 'creative license' shall we?)