So, I've been lurking for awhile and finally got up the nerve to post a finished project!
My friend's birthday was this past week and her favorite color is purple. After much brainstorming, I came up with this:
(The pictures aren't the best, I know.
The necklace is hemp cord, made up of square knots and glass beads. I almost kept it for myself...
The headband was knitted, with rogue yarn from my stash, using this pattern: http://prettystitches.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/checkerboard-headband/
Finally, the box was one of those unfinished deals with a photo frame on the lid. I'm not thrilled with my paint job (used acrylic). For my first attempt, it's not too terrible. The little bird drawing on the lid was a stamper I had and regular black ink.
The birthday girl was thrilled, touched and slightly impressed! It was worth all the work!