After that, I didn't know what to make up. I thought I wanted to make up a picture frame of sorts and found this fun circular project. I actually turned it into a wall/door hanging. I had an old bracelet I never wore and it had a charm on it that I figured would look nice. The only part I'm not happy with is that the charm ended up a little off center. I have a few more bracelets with different charms and I hope to make more - perhaps my own Valentine hanging, a St. Paddy's Day hanging, Easter, etc, etc.
In case you're wondering, as I know you all are, this is what is currently hanging on my door:
And for the final project, I ended up doing something that my mom usually makes up for holidays and baby showers. At first I thought I might do a scarf, or a cowl, or something else that I just didn't get excited about. Then I remembered these customizable hangings and actually got excited to make it. I called Mom to ask for the pattern but she said it was in her head and we were never able to find a good time for her to talk me through it over the phone. I ended up getting a few quick hints from her and then I studied over a Thanksgiving hanging I had to figure out the details. It worked up so quick and I enjoyed finding things to attach to it. I originally wanted to put the flower on top but when I decided to use the frame (with doves on it) I figured that should go at the top, what with the weight of the frame.
I had fun making these and I can't wait to hear what my recipient thinks of everything. I am also looking forward to getting my goodies in the mail!