Monday, January 17, 2011

benjamin's Christmas presents

This year I was determined to have a (mostly) handmade Christmas, gifting things that I had crafted with care instead of simply things I purchased. The only problem is that I have a hard time figuring out things to make for Benjamin. After much searching for ideas (something not too cheesy, not too useless, not too fru-fru, etc.), I found one that inspired me to make the following photo/calligraphy gift for him to put at his desk at work.
I also put the finishing touches on the scarf I had intended to give him for Christmas last year but hadn't finished in time. He has worn it most days since Christmas, so it was definitely a success!
In addition I gave him the two books he needed to complete his C. S. Lewis space trilogy set. Books are one thing for which I don't mind breaking my all handmade rule of thumb. I knew he'd enjoy getting them because they are some of the few books he has actually reread.

He was delighted with all his gifts, and I was pleased that I made good choices. : )


Laura Railing said...

that photo calligraphy is an awesome idea! So pretty too! A lovely touch beyond just traditional photos in frames!

Debi said...

I love the photo, such a special gift.

Larissa said...

Beautiful gifts for your guy! The framed photos are awesome! Take care of yourself and babe #3!