I gave away a few hand made Christmas presents this year. The arm warmer and Alice band set seen here was given away as part of a secret Santa, for which I received some amazingly warm socks in return. The technique of combining two small pieces of fabrics into a big one, leaving the edges open, was new for me. After some failed attempts with small pieces of fabric I picked a large piece of black fabric, sewed on the irregular strips in green and then cut it off just next to the seam. That worked much better than before!