I don't know about you but I find that it tends to be much trickier to think up good craft gifts for the guys. Luckily I came up with a few good ideas for some of the guys on the list - and found a great easy fudge recipe for some others!
1. Eight-Bottle Wine Tote
This was sent out to my best friend in Boston. When he lived in Chicago, we used to book an I-Go every few weeks to run errands, often including a trip to Binny's where we'd pick out a random selection of wine and craft beers. It was always a challenge to pack the many bottles into the car without jostling them about so when I saw this pattern I immediately thought of him. It's from the new Fabric-by-Fabric: 101 One Yard Wonders book which finally arrived just in time to get this made. This was the project that tipped me over into buying it but I have to say it's a fantastic resource and I can't wait to make pretty much everything in there. (Handy hint: if you buy it from Barnes & Noble it has some exclusive bonus projects in the back!)
Alas I only had one full, one half-empty and one empty wine bottle to model the tote for my photos. But then, I do live alone, so it maybe wouldn't be the best sign if I had a whole load wine bottles just knocking around.
2. Ear-bud pouches
I could definitely fancy making another of these for myself when I get started on my New Year projects. They're ever so handy for preventing that irritating wire tangle in your pocket or at the bottom of your bag.
3. Car CD holder
This handy CD holder has elastic straps across the back so it can slip easily onto sun visor in the car. Being many thousands of miles away, I didn't get a chance to measure this up against the visors in my dad's car so I'm just crossing my fingers that the elastic fits.