Category Archives: Finished Objects

Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings

I love a beautifully wrapped gift.

Target and Michaels had “mini-rolls” of wrapping paper for $1 each; I bought a bunch so I could mix and match prints.

Thanks to Pinterest, I had plenty of wrapping inspiration. The woven ribbons were one of my favorite ideas.

I made my own bows out of paper scraps and ribbon.
They are very easy to make: start with a loop of your desired size made from ribbon or a strip of paper. Pinch it in the middle (you can staple it, if you want), and wrap it with another bit of ribbon or paper. Secure on the back with tape.
For a double (or triple!) layered bow, stack loops of slightly different sizes.

Happy Christmas Eve!

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A Blanket for Elli

My friends Sarah and Colt recently had a baby girl, named Elliana Rose, who was diagnosed at 26 weeks with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
For them, these days since her birth have been filled with anxiety and fear, but also with joy and thankfulness for Elli’s life. I am honored to call these amazing, strong people my friends, and I can’t wait to meet little Elli.
In the meantime, I sent them this blanket, for warmth in hearts and limbs.

I made Elli’s blanket with the softest acrylic I could find, so that it would be cuddle-able but also durable and easy to care for.
The pattern for it came from here. It was just challenging enough to not be boring, and the result is lovely.

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