I do love making gifts for friends and family, and I've made one of these 'thread catchers' for each of my crafting pals. I've pre-scheduled this post so hopefully I will have handed the gifts out to everyone before this post goes live. I know not all of my pals are stitchers, but these work just as well as desk tidies for paper and card scraps and I know they are all papercrafters. They are really handy to pop into a bag or tote to take along when crafting away from home too.
Here's the thread catchers closed up
and here's a shot of them opened
I've tried to select fabric in the colours I think they like, I'll let you know if there was any swapping around after they all received them !