Remember back earlier this month when I was talking about sewing and sewing and sewing, but I couldn’t tell you what I was making because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for relatives who might be reading the blog. But now I can reveal to you the beauty and majesty of my presents!!!!
Most years I come up with a simple handmade gift idea and then crank out a dozen of them for family. And sometimes also friends, and sometimes friends get a separate handmade thing, and sometimes they get a mass purchased thing.
This year, after agonizing for weeks, I decided not to overthink it. Everyone gets masks! But holiday themed, to make it fun. I bought 4 yards of different fabric patterns and made about 50 masks, then sorted them out into sets and gave them away.
I have a driedel mask for my Jewish friends, A Flamingo mask for my Flamingo friends, a Nightmare Before Christmas mask for my Gothish friends, and a Truck mask for my Truckish uncles (I have no Truckish friends). Aren’t they lovely? And they are the unique Margaret mask design, which I honestly think is better than the standard one. I even put little nose clips on the ones I gave away (you can see it on the Flamingo one here but not the others).