A few folks asked how to make the wine bags blogged about here. You can find a step by step tutorial here. The instuctables.com homemade gift contest ends tomorrow so I decided to enter this gift.
And speaking of the instructables website. I found directions for making this ultralight, flexible camera tripod and immediately knew it would be PERFECT for my dad. My dad's two major hobbies are photography and backpacking, especially ultra light backpacking.
This $0.75 and 10 minute homemade gift was by far his favorite, beating out many dollars spent at REI. The device looks pretty dorky but works great. If you have any photographers in your life, they might love this.
I love it when a homemade gift is so well received (I can always count on my parents for that). Which takes me back to the whole idea I was blathering on about the other day, what to do when homemade gifts aren't very well received. Well, the gal over at All Buttoned Up (check out my fab new blogroll, over there, to your right, for the link) coined the phrase "Tepid Response Factor" and perfectly summed up my thoughts on that phenomenon. Tepid Response Factor. Love it. And while we're talking about Miss Buttoned Up, did you see Sam's Kitchen in that post? Did you love it? Biscuit is SO getting one of those.