The first gift I made was for my secret santa at work (she happens to be one of my fave ladies, totally lucked out!) I came up with a simple idea of a yarn wrapped idea (ok Pinterest influenced that a little) so I made a quick venture to the dollar store (picked up a floral foam wreath, hey it was a buck and it was going to work), went through my stash of yarn and started wrapping--- then it turned into this:
Also, the best pal was dying for a mug rug (I mean literally talking about, hinting at, every day or so... I almost couldn't take it anymore- just kidding) she got one after Christmas (when i was back on my almost A game) with a little hidden paper pieced gnome:
She was jazzed to say the least and it now resides on her desk. I also did some hand embroidery on 8 fur stockings (names)- I never took any photos of them :( and I worked on them when I was insanely sick. They turned out alright and the recipients loved them.
I have several more projects in the works that just need to be finished up! Can't wait to show you :)