From the super cute to the super creepy-cool! This is a lookbook of my favourite handmade soft toys sourced from Pinterest. I searched “simple handmade soft toys”. With Christmas right round the corner I think its time to plug in my sewing machine and have some fun!
I remember a couple of Christmases ago, watching the wrap fly through the air and the mass produced ‘Made in China’ expensive gifts emerge. This might sound selfish and mean spirited but, when I opened my own gift, I was staggered that the giver knew so little about me (after 20 years), that she would give me a ‘Made in China’ factory produced souvenir boomerang! Either that or she just hated me, yeah? I almost felt physically ill that this wonderful anniversary of hope and love entering the world had become so empty. So I decided I never wanted my Christmases to be meaningless again and I have endeavoured since to buy locally made gifts, ethical gifts or handmade gifts, which at least mean a whole lot to me and the people who produced them. Hope you like the following ideas from Connected Goods, Dharma Door, and One World Projects. Click on the pictures to check out their pages.
I thought I would compile a selection of handmade gifts for men – wow! How difficult this was. I saw lots of items you could make but wasn’t sure if a man might actually feel elated at the unwrapping stage of the operation. I think the following ideas might not disappoint though. Ok. I admit I threw in the second last image more because the dude was a bit good looking. I don’t really think I could make such a cool bag. But maybe you all could?