Use newspaper to wrap a flowering bulb with small amount of soil. The recipient can cut the string & place in the ground since the newspaper will not harm the environment. Photo: Johanna Eklöf/Formelle Design www.
Aunt Maggies slippers, a vintage pattern. My Nanna from Australia made slippers very similar to these. Double strand the yarn, and crochet the edges closed, wear with socks and you have two foot furnaces.