The main reason I started CraftyisCool was to make stuff for my kids. Then every time there was a birthday or holiday, I made something for someone. If you make stuff, you know the absolute feeling of joy that comes from using your hands to make something and giving it to someone you care about. The look on his or her face, the comments, the appreciation: they are the payoff for your hours of hard work.
I've been on the other end of this too. I have a big family and now that there are lots of grandkids, we adults draw names at Christmas to buy one gift for one person. Last year my twin sister knit me a pair of slippers. I cried! The sentiment was so touching. I know the hard work that goes into something like that and it just made me feel so special to know someone had spent the time to make something just for me.
So here's the contest!
FIRST: Like CraftyisCool on Facebook (if you haven't already)
Post a comment below telling everyone either:
1) the best handmade gift you ever gave to someone and their reaction;
2) the best handmade gift you ever received and how it made you feel.
Also include your email address and your choice of prize (listed below).
On Friday, October 28, at 5:00 cst I will randomly select TWO winners from all of the comments and post them here and on my Facebook page. Each winner will receive a special CraftyisCool amigurumi kit! The kit will include a hard copy of a pattern, the yarn needed (a full skein in the colors I recommend), and any notions (eyes, thread, etc). If you crochet, you'll get a full project to make for the holidays! If you don't crochet, this will be the perfect jumpstart! Or you can gift your package to someone you love.
You will get your choice of these kits:
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PLEASE remember to LIKE CraftyisCool and PLEASE include your email address in your comment. I will not be able to directly contact you if you won unless your email address is included in your reply!
Thank you so much for liking what I do! Be sure to let your friends know too.