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Monday, December 26, 2011

Hand Made for Christmas

Now that the big day has been, and the pressies have been opened, it’s time to show the “hand made” gifts which I have been working on recently.  I stitched these cute little Snowman gift bags from felt for the grand-daughters, just the right size to slip a couple of small things in.  They really tickled my fancy – and the girls thought they were “cute”.  The pattern came from “Handmade Country Christmas Crafts”, Vol 28 No 6.
DSCF8246 Snowman Gift Bags
There was a bit of a production line going as I busily stitched up Christmas Placemats.  This set of six were made with red seasonal fabric and appliquéd Kiwis sporting a Christmas hat and were made for my daughter, in the quilt as you go style.  As the red border fabric was all used up, the placemats are finished off with scrappy red binding, using up all sorts of small pieces of Christmas fabric in my stash.
DSCF8258 Six cheery red Christmas place mats for my daughter
As I had two Christmas Kiwis left over, I then made a couple of placemats for the pair of us to use in the caravan, using burgundy fabric to tone in with the colour scheme.  They’ll be great to eat our meals off over the holiday period.
DSCF8257 Two place mats for the caravan
My 16 year old grand-daughter Megan is very handy in the kitchen and had made me quite an assortment of hand made gifts for Christmas.  There was chocolate fudge all nicely wrapped, one packet each for Robin and me, so we don’t have to share.  The bottle of elder flower cordial will be a tasty variation when I am looking for a refreshing sunny day drink to sip.  And she had also made me a jar of lemon curd, so yummy.
 DSCF8530 Tasty goodies made by Megan
Megan had also been busy making goodies for the bathroom and presented me with a fizzy bath bomb, and a small bottle of bath crystals.  She is a very talented young lady indeed.
  DSCF8532To make bath-time special
So that’s my bit of secret Christmas sewing.  Can’t wait to do some blog-hopping and read what others have done for gifts.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Love the Santa kiwis! :-)