We’ve talked before about giving crafts as gifts, but what about those gifts we’ve been given that relate to our crafts?
The two best craft-related gifts that were ever given to me both came from family. One year for Christmas, my father gave me a really great bag. It had piles 0f zippered pockets – most of them clear so I could see what was inside – and a couple large pockets big enough to hold small books and sheets of paper. It had a handle and a strap long enough to wear cross-body. In fact, it still has all those things. With it I can organize my bobbins, threads, prickings, crochet hook, and all my other lacemaking tools when I’m on the move. It’s still going strong after nearly twenty years of hard use… and despite the best efforts of several, it has never been successfully nabbed by another lacemaker.
The other best craft gift I was ever given was from my brother the alpaca rancher. That same Christmas, he hand carved two bobbins for me. I use them often, and think warmly of him every time I do.
So how about you? Do you have a heartwarming (or otherwise) story of a craft-related gift from someone you love? Did they get it juuuuust right, or so very all but? Do you still have it?