When I committed to do Blogtoberfest again I thought I would look back on the posts I did two years ago. How funny it is to look back on what I wrote and how I have evolved as a blogger (I now get a lot more comments thanks to an incredibly supportive network and readers!).
|My nephew will be getting a cape like this for his third birthday (my son when he was 3!). |
Photo by Lee Bird Photography
The first one I wrote was about handmade gifts.
I asked whether people appreciate receiving handmade gifts. I love making things and I put so much time and effort into them that I wonder if people truly appreciate what they are receiving.
On reflection two years later (and two years wiser), I really think you need to pick your audience. My son is nearly 7 (next week) and I realised ages ago that making gifts for his friends just isn’t the done thing. Miss 4 however – well a pretty skirt or dress is just the perfect thing right? What little girl (or mummy!) wouldn’t love something like that.
It is kinda expected to make handmade gifts for sewing friends and of course for newborn babies (since my business caters to them). I also find my mum and mother in law love them too.
So yes I think most people do appreciate handmade gifts. The rest, well you will get a token something or a giftcard!
Do you like making and receiving handmade gifts?