I've been a couple of times and actually the only things I've purchased so far have been re-purposed (because I can't help myself; I'll post about them some other time) but everything is reasonably priced, and have I mentioned, sparkly???
When Mom found the store she decided to just buy a bunch of things and let her girls (Megan, Stephaine and me) pick something from her stash that we liked. I chose these fingerless gloves.
I'm sure you can guess the reason, besides the fact that they were adorable, I wanted to use them as inspiration to make more and more and more! And so I did.
I made these for my Mom as a gift for Christmas since every time she saw me wearing mine she'd ask when I was going to make her a pair, and I was more than happy to set my needles to the task. Since I don't know how to crochet, and had already purchased Martha's glitter eyelash without a project in mind, the edges got fringe instead of trim.
I got purple tulle, but a single layer like the original gloves didn't really show up against the yarn so I had to sew the corners of a large piece together several times and then add some beads for more sparkle in the center, creating a flower.
I will be sharing the pattern for these as soon as I make another pair to be sure the pattern is written perfectly. My notes from this pair is a little sloppy.
Don't you just love them? What handmade item did you give as a gift that you were just super excited about?