I just finished a gift for my stepmother and thought I’d post it to see what you think. Personally, *I* like them. But I’m not sure they are fit for mass consumption. They are just regular wire clothes hangers that I single crocheted around, then I added a pom pom decoration at the top. I made a set of these to send to her.
Here’s why I made them for my stepmother. She is one of those ladies who likes fluffy kinds of things. Years ago, I remember Dad telling me how much she liked padded clothes hangers. I filed that away in the back of my mind until this year as I was trying to decide how to make Christmas more personal and to follow the Advent Conspiracy philosophy of giving gifts infused with a relationship. I thought of my stepmom. I thought about how she is the one who taught me to crochet long ago, sitting on the back porch of the house she shared with my father. And I thought about how she likes padded clothes hangers.
I decided to give her a gift that would – hopefully – reflect those things. I know crocheted clothes hangers aren’t the must-have gift of the season. And, yes, they look like something your daft grandmother might make. But I hope my stepmom appreciates the sentiment and my odd way of saying thank you for teaching me a craft that I still enjoy today!