The first post is going to be long - it is what I sent for the Craftster Christmas Stocking Swap 2013. I had a wonderful partner who is rather 'bohemian' and encouraged me to buy things from a charity shop and repurpose. I did that for most of my items - some of the things I sent were made from my stash.
She requested a 'sack' for her soul daughter (she has taken her in as she was having family trouble) who is French and loves things that are black / white and lacy! I made her sack out of a skirt and a table cloth I found in a charity shop
The top is drawstring so it can be closed.
Also for her daughter I made a 'welcome to uni' kit as she hopes to go to university this year. This was the box:
it had some uni essentials in - notebooks, diary, pens, chocolate of course and a pen holder - this was a plain wooden owl when I found it in the charity shop - so I drilled a pen sized hole in it's head and painted it black / silvery white
I also sent them some "reindeer food" a book each and a craft kit each.
She and her husband keep bees and make their own honey (they have 100 hives) so I made her husband a bee keyring:
This was originally a russian doll shaped keyring which I repurposed.
Then - I got to spoil my lovely partner!
I made her an airdry clay snowman
A set of jewelery - necklace bracelet and earrings:
Some coasters for her Barn - made from overmelted hama beads (As I prefered the look of overmelted) with felt on the bottom:
Some knitted bunting - accented with beads:
A long long string of beads got from charity shop necklaces as she said she liked hanging strings of beads around her trees / in her barn etc
And lastly for this post some air dry clay baubles for her trees.