It's that time of year again...time to sit and stare at a blank piece of paper as you try to create a Christmas gift list. My yearly strategy is to stare at the paper for at least a few weeks and then freak out completely a few days before Christmas eve. I've been a little better than usual this year, but there are still several names on my list with no ideas scribbled next to them.
I do, however, have a few ideas for stuffing the stocking of that crafty gal or guy in your life. Or, maybe one of these nifty little things will end up in your stocking...as long as you haven't been naughty, of course.
1. DMC's Glow in the Dark Embroidery Floss: how cool is that?? This glow in the dark floss would be perfect for Halloween costumes, making a starry night's sky, or the putting a special finishing touch on a "twinkling" Christmas project.
2. Cross-Stitchable iPhone 4 Case: Combine my craft addiction with my iPhone codependency? Yes please! Sign me up for one of these DIY iPhone covers. They come complete with a few skeins of embroidery floss and a small pattern to get you started. The cases are sold out on Purlsoho.com, but are available elsewhere on the Internets.
3. Stained by Sharpie™ Fabric Markers: These markers have received rave reviews from crafty bloggers and others. I haven't tried them yet, but Sharpies in general are awesome. Fabric Sharpies?! What's not to love? These are available at amazon.com and many other places.
4. Patty Young's Spade Parade Sewing Pins: These long straight pins fall into the "really don't need but definitely want" category of sewing notions. They are just cool and would look fabulous in the overpriced handmade pincushion you also bought on etsy. :) Available here at the Poppy Seed Fabrics shop on etsy.com.
5. Sewing Notions Coin Purse: Speaking of Etsy, it's a wonderful source for darling little stocking stuffers like this coin purse featuring a Japanese sewing notions print. Available here - made by Australian etsy seller Karen Andersen.
6. The "Crafter Gift Set": Although paper crafts aren't really my thing, the truly talented out there can do amazing things with paper. PaperSource has these folks in mind with the "crafter gift set" - complete with some must-have tools for card-making and paper crafts.