Handmade with Love: Creative and Thoughtful Gifts

Get ready to say "Aww!" when you read the moving stories behind these beautiful, thoughtful, handcrafted gifts.

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Silhouette Pillows
Alexandra Grablewski

Profile of a Marriage

Ever since they met as teen counselors at a summer arts camp 16 years ago, Emily Logan and Lisa Boucher have exchanged handmade gifts. So when Boucher got married last year, Logan continued the tradition. She loves old silhouettes and decided to capture profiles of the couple and put them on pillows. "At their reception I sneakily shot side photos of each of them," says Logan, who lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. "I knew the images would remind them of facing each other during their vows and saying 'I do.'" She turned the pictures into silhouette templates, filling in the outlines with fabric paint on the cases she had sewn. The pillows now sit at the head of the newlyweds' bed in Newton, Massachusetts. "I still get that heart-thumping feeling I had on my wedding day every time I look at them," says Boucher.

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