Home made gifts and other ramblings

There are so many birthdays amongst my family and friends in April; my mum, my daughter, two of my sisters, my sister-in-law, two friends.

Buying gifts for everyone is out of the question, but when I have time, I like to make home made gifts.

A friend mentioned to me that she would love to have one of the coffee sack pillows I make, so I made her two, and a monogrammed burlap tote bag.


This friend is a potato fiend. She loves them prepared every way you can imagine, especially french fries.  Recently my daughter has created a new series of drawings that she named “Potato Problems”. I had to beg her to make me a couple of cards, since they are so cute.


Another friend is hosting Good Friday dinner tonight. She ordered some signs for Mothers Day, so as a thank you for the invite I made her signs early, as a gift.


And every once in a while, I am blessed enough to get something for free.  I will be picking up this entertainment unit tonight from Kijiji (a Canadian version of Craigslist)


I have some thoughts on what I will do with it, which will definitely involve paint and adding two bookcases, one on each side.


  1. you are a sweet friend! i love the pillows! and i love handmade gifts!

  2. FUN!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the entertainment center.

    P.S. My birthday is July 27. *cough*

  3. I love your daughter's drawings, they are so cute! I have the same problem as the second potato, we are approximately the same shape.

    The things you made are all pretty awesome too. Have a happy Easter weekend!

  4. Fabulous find! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Happy Easter Mel!

  5. Love the cards and adding bookcases to each side of the entertainment unit too. I've had that idea too, but yet to find one i like.

  6. Ooooooooh I love free, it's my favorite number :) The pillows are amazing and the potatoe cards are sooo cute. What a great idea, you have a very talented daughter.
    Kinda excited to see what you do with your new find. I am sure it will be covered in fabulous!

  7. Those potatoes are great! Can't wait to see what you do with the entertainment unit - isn't kijiji the best? Half my furniture is from there..

  8. I'm sure it will look great when you're finished with it. We can always use bookcases.

  9. Very nice Mel! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Awesome that is was FREE!! I love those pillows you made too.

  10. OMG, those potato pics are to cute!

    You make me wanna snuggle with burlap...lol Loves the pillows girls, and that tote...Awesome!

    I am loving the free entertainment center, cant wait to see it all spiffed up :) You got a knack girl!


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