As much as possible I gave this Christmas a hand-made-with-love theme. Below are some of the gifts I made for loved ones - and mostly all my own designs.
For 10yo Calab, a huge pillow of his own because he always uses the one's I've made Kezzie in the past...
For 4yo Dee a dinosaur bag to carry all his toy dinosaurs around in (it matches the dinosaur quilt I made him last year)...
I also made Dee a dinosaur tail (from THIS tutorial) but Kezzie and Calab had fun with it too!
Using my 'Little Bird' stitcheries, I designed a sewing companion and needlekeeper for Kezzie. She's just learning to embroider and wanted something special to keep all her bits in. I finally cut into my Denyse Schmidt stash for this present!
For SIL Bert I made a sketch book cover because he's discovered how much he enjoys sketching. I also made a pencil case but forgot to take a photo, however, I also put pockets on the front of the sketchbook for pencils.
I made a very special mini pillow for Blossom, but it would be perfect as a large pin cushion if she wanted to use it that way. The beautiful stitchery design is by Candlelight Creations.
I also make sure that every year I make jars of my famous Plum & Cinnamon jam to give away, so Kezzie and Blossom both took one home with their gifts.
Remember my Shabby Bag from Issue 5 of Elefantz HOME? You can see the original HERE.
I made another one as a Christmas gift for my dear friend, Fee, and this time used a romantic colour scheme...
For my swap partner Dale, I chose a stitchery design by Tricia Owen and made it into a table runner with lovely Bliss fabric strips...
Now to something made FOR me.
My sweet Blossom stitched this "Partridge in a Pear Tree" design ( by Julie Lembit) using prim colours and gifted me with it. Isn't it beautiful?
And Kezzie made me a whole bunch of coupons for facials and massages that she is happy to give when I have need...that could be very soon!
Because this was a fairly photo heavy blog post I'll wait until tomorrow to do some show & tell photos of what lovely bloggers have made from my designs.
Right now, I'd best get back to stitching some more of my new free BOM for 2012. More about that soon...