YAY! i'm so glad you liked the stuff i made, elephantfanatic! i was a little worried since they were ... experiemental crafts. here's some pictures: (and can i add another YAY! that i figured out how to get pictures from our dig cam, to my husband's computer, to our personal web site, and finally to craftster! whew!)
first, my experiments with beaded crochet, which led to these bracelets...
then, my experiment with creating a pattern for a bag. elephantfanatic, your clever mom gets points because the pattern that my bag was based on was, indeed, a jewelry pouch. but i wanted mine to be square. and then it became a little bigger. and then i thought if i added longer drawstrings, it could be more of a small-ish purse. (and so on.) so here's that:
i liked how it kinda looks like a pyramid when the drawstrings are pulled closed. on the inside, each "side" of the pyramid has a inner pouch.
and finally, a non-experimental gift was a arm band/wrist pouch, from our fearless leader, leah's, tutorial. i don't know if you can see it in the picture, but it has contrasting topstitching all around the edges.
i did have one more gift that i wanted to include (involving more beaded crochet) that was a failed experiment.
but maybe if i ever figure it out, elephantfanatic will get an extra, belated un-birthday gift!