Each year for Christmas, I really enjoy making a few presents for our nieces and nephews. And lately, I've been on a roll with the boy gifts.
I already mentioned the wooden train that I painted for Jackson in this post.
I used four circles for each piece, and glued them together by folding each circle in half. I made sure to secure the string in the middle of each piece. The string is then attached to two difference size sewing hoops. I added a ribbon with Asher's name on it in scrapbooking letters to give it a personal touch.
I lined the hood with the fuzzy fabric, using both glue and stitching to hold it securely in place. The glue tries hard, so I don't recommend using much, but there were a few rough edges that needed glue to keep the fabric from fraying.
I gotta say, it's pretty satisfying to get to see your niece or nephew enjoying a present you made for them with your own two hands. And a lot of handmade things can be kept around as keepsake items long after they're intended use, which is pretty neat too. If you've got the time and a little DIY talent, I highly recommend giving handmade gifts a try.