But, anyway! One of the gifts I have been making has been for a Secret Santa. I love Secret Santa's, but unfortunately I do not want or need extra stuff cluttering up my house. The solution I found is to sign up as a rematch Santa, so that I need to send a gift to people whose original Santa didn't send them anything but don't get anything in return. And, preferably, I send handmade stuff! This one recently went in the post and should be arriving at the recipient's house tomorrow, so I feel at liberty to post it here today.
The theme of the Secret Santa was Pokémon. The recipient indicated that they had been a Pokémon fan in their youth (weren't we all, as a generation?) and had recently gotten into Pokémon Go. Armed with that knowledge and the desire to give things that are not just fun but useful too, I made a Pokémon Go backpack, to take on Pokémon adventures:
The backpack was definitely fun to make! The end result is almost exactly as I had intended. Here's hoping the recipient likes it as much as I do!