Recently I wanted something to giver a friend for their birthday and the easiest thing to do, and most personal, was to make them something.
I found a split ring and chain that had come from a broken key-ring and thought that a crochet key-ring could be fun but what to attach?
I decided on an owl and found a pattern on Ravelry, though it sounded as if it might be bigger than I wanted. [https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-key-chain]
In the end I changed the pattern so much, starting with how many stitches in the first round, the only thing that I kept was the buttons for eyes. I hung her on the tree for fun but it was such a windy day that I ended up taking loads of photographs.
I also made an origami style birthday card.
I won’t show you the inside, as my drawing skills are about kindergarten level, but here is the card and owl together.Just before I packed her up.