Let the Christmas present showcase commence!
|Fabric covered notebook for my niece.|
|Fimo covered festive spoon and charms.|
|A joint effort with my boyf: pear vodka and winter spice liqueur for all the men folk.|
|Cross stitched card for my parents.|
|Decorated jar of handmade mincemeat for my French friend.|
|Handmade bracelet with charms for boyf's sister-in-law|
|Handmade earrings from recycled beads for boyf's sister.|
|Ribbon hairband for my niece.|
|Sewing case for my friend.|
|I really enjoyed doing all the hand sewing. This Russian doll kit was inspired |
by Flossie Teacakes needlecase tutorial.
|Personalised cross stitch space invaders purse for another niece. Made from all recycled materials.|
My friend Rob pointed me in the direction of this great idea for keeping track of what's in your freezer, which I made for my Mum. I used pictures of food cut out of French and German supermarket special offer brochures, then laminated them and added a self-adhesive magnet to the back. It was a fairly quick and easy make which I would recommend.
There are so many great tutorials and inspiring posts on the internet. Often my own ideas pop into my head, but it's always nice to know there is a range of practical help and projects that you can refer to or adapt whenever you want.
I really enjoyed making all my presents this year and will definitely do it again if I have the time.