My favorite gifts to give really are the homemade gifts. Not everyone loves to get home crafted stuff but there is nothing I like better than to make something and send it off to one of my friends (or my mom) who really love crafty gifts.
This year I finally used the Matroyshka Doll ornament pattern from My Sparkle. It is so cute and the pattern was easy to follow.
I had also bookmarked this very cool Christmas Tree Trivet pattern from Stitching and Bacon that I wanted to make for hostess gifts. The pattern was pretty easy once I got going and these trivets came together quickly. I made a few for hostess gifts and to send to friends and family.
I always have a long list of crafts I don't manage to get to - work can really put a cramp in my crafting time! But it felt great to spend a little time with felt and fabric and make some gifts with my own hands that I hope will make my friends and family smile.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and that your Christmas crafting was successful!