Thanks so much to everyone who helped me with stocking stuffer ideas for the folks on my Christmas list. I was a little behind that week so I didn't get a chance to respond to most of you. I hate when that happens, as the comments people take the time to leave are such a nice part of my day. And there were so many helpful thoughts offered: Eyeglass holders, little sketchbooks or notebooks, crayon rolls, jingle bells, homemade playdough, craft kits (homemade--I love this idea!), too many ideas to list here, so if you are looking for fun stocking stuffer ideas check out the comments here.
And since I am on the topic of small gifts, these little pretty clothespins are going to my friends and the women in my family. They are made very easily with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. I love any project that uses scrapbook paper, because I am not a scrapbooker but I have major paper envy over the tools of their trade. These can be used for bread bag ties, paper clips, or just to hang laundry, because chores can be beautiful (thank you to Amanda Soule for the link). I also think with a magnet on the back they would be fun for the refrigerator. And so much fun to make. I *heart* the Podge.
And just because I can't keep a secret, here is Josh's Christmas present which I purchased this morning from the impossibly sweet etsy shop Belle and Boo. It looked so much like Ivo I just couldn't resist!