Here are the rules we went by:
1. The stocking must be homemade and from items already in our sewing/crafting stashes.
2. No more than $5 can be spent
3. At least one item must be purchased from Goodwill (a frugalista favorite)
4. Must include at least 1 candy/food item (because we love to eat!)
Here are the things I put in Donna's gift:
Homemade Apple Muffin Mix
Seriously, how cute is this smiling spoon. I recieved a set of 6 for Christmas and just had to share one.
Scrabble Tile Necklace and kit so she can make more. The tiles are from a game I found at Goodwill.
Bottlecap Pincushion. I actually went "dumpster diving" in our big garbage can outside to reclaim the apple juice lid for this one!
Scarf- knitted this one myself! I'm so proud I finished it in 24 hours during my hubby's Sunday and Monday football watching sessions.
1/2 yard of Coca Cola fabric from my stash used to wrap the gift. I was just NOT in the mood to make a stocking and this way it can be reused for something else.