There is such a satisfaction that comes from making something yourself. Even if you could buy it cheaper at a shop, already made, nothing quite compares to knowing that a little piece of your creative brain is now a part of the world.
When it comes to gifts especially, I love making them myself, from scratch, because I think something hand-made far exceeds something bought from a store, and carries so much more value.
So, I have made a little collection of earrings and rings for some of my friends as Christmas presents. They turned out very cute if i can say so myself, and I've packaged them in little boxes along with two little Santa Claus shaped chockies, and stringed them up with bows and name tags.
These pretty little boxes are going to look lovely under my Christmas tree and I cant wait to give them to my friends.
Ps: I hope none of them see this before I get to give it to them ;-)
(Photos taken by me. Excuse the very mediocre photography skills)