This week I mailed so many invitations and holiday cards that I could be an honorary postal worker. With those projects off my plate, I'm finally getting serious about holiday gifts. How about you? Whether you're a die-hard gift maker or more of a shopper, I've rounded up some of my favorite projects of the year for inspiration.
Above: This tablet chalkboard is great for a doodling kid or list-making adult.
Below: Impress your friends and family with your basic sewing skills by making this DIY braided scarf.
Have a toddler on your gift list? I created two custom board books this year, which have been very popular with my little ones: a family album and a themed counting book.
If you'd like to purchase a copy of "Counting at the Museum," send me an email.
I also spent time this year learning how to design fabric patterns, some of which are available for purchase in my Spoonflower shop. Custom tea towels make fun and easy gifts. Here's some inspiration: lavender tea towel, buzzing bee tea towels and mountain play fabric.
Calm Cradle Photo & Design nature photography products are available here. Keep an eye out for discounts and free shipping offers this month. Most images are available as prints, framed art, stretched canvases, stationery notecards, pillows, tote bags and iPhone/iPod/iPad/laptop cases and skins.
Does anyone on your gift list have kids or a baby on the way? Consider Calm Cradle Photo & Design gift cards, which can be redeemed on portrait sessions, portrait artwork and any custom nature photography products ordered directly through me. (You can purchase general Society6 gift cards here, which can be used to purchase Calm Cradle Photo & Design nature photography products from my shop on Society6.)
And don't forget to check out last year's round-up.
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.