I want to share this list with you, in lieu of making one of my own. And I want to have it available for reference. What items sound good to you?
I love this tutorial for making your own buttons, but I don't think it's something I would ever have the patience to do it. I can, however, totally see my daughter, Meredith doing it! She loves shrinky-dinks!
I may need to make a few of these for my daughter's kitty.
My Knitting Books Project is already a success in that I started one of the projects last night. I have found that picking a project and finding the yarn is always such a struggle for me that I end up knitting something I've knit before. Like another scarf, cowl, or hat. And I have been getting bored with that. This is a Soft Basket from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, and I'm using this scratchy but pretty turquoise yarn I bought at Maryland Sheep & Wool a few years ago that I loved, but couldn't use for anything that would be next to skin.
Another thing I've realized is that I don't like storing my yarn in ziplock bags, even if it is a better storage method. I like my yarn out in baskets so I can see it. So in order to keep organized, I'm going to find some card stock tags (similar to what Quince & Co. uses) to attach to my yarn. After all, the majority of my projects are single skein ones, so it should work. Boy, this has been a fun weekend! Nothing like playing with yarn on rainy days, is there? I hope your weekend was a good one.
Oh, and go Ravens!