Sunday, December 30, 2012

Crafty gifts

There's something special about gifts that are very usable especially in the craft room.
Pleasant reminders of those who know and appreciate our creative pursuits.
My new cutting mat came from the Old People, okay so I put an order in a few months back and they remembered.
(Normal really, given the mother brought my first cutting mat and cutter back in the '80's)

My current sock knitting obsession got a good dose of inspiration in this book from J's mum.
Lots of interesting designs in here, as well as useful information.
(If only I can stop drooling and decide which one to start first!)
And she included one of her pretty decorations, unfortunately the reindeer lost his head in my pic.

The gorgeous bracelet came from SJ and while she didn't make it, it is handmade.
Perfect in my favourite purple.

The mild temperatures and blue skies have been perfect for spending time outside, I've been out there with my knitting of course..

Hope your New Year is just perfect for you.

8 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Great gift mum!

shez said...

lovely presents Mistea.love the socks on the front of your new book,enjoy yur lovely new presents.xx

Maria said...

Fabulous useful gifts...
Oh I couldn't sit outside and knit here.. We've been having 40's for more than a week... HOT!!!

Shay said...

Love your new bracelet. It would go perfectly with some new ballet flats I bought yesterday.

Crafty gifts really are the best gifts.

Tracee said...

Gorgeous pressies and happy sock knitting.

Fiona said...

lovely when you get gifties that are so perfect...
Hugz

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I bet there are lots of lovely designs in that sock book from around the world. I love crafty gifts and handmade jewelry. Best wishes for a new day. Tammy

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy New Year Trace..love the bracelet..