Here's my last attempt at making handmade gifts (or anything of a craft nature for that matter) before I become consumed in hard core dressmaking for the next few weeks (I'm definitely taking part in two sewalongs and teetering on the edge of joining a third!).
First off are the things I made for a swap organised by Louise from Sew Scrumptious. The rules were, to make at least one handmade Christmas decoration, a Christmas card and a Christmas chocolate, send them to your swap partner and receive the same in return. Well, I need some more handmade decorations and wanted to have a go at making some myself so this was perfect. (plus I get free chocolate and stuff through the post, yay).
So here’s what I made….
|It's a xmas tree card in case you're wondering!|
…and here’s what I received
I’m thrilled, I love the handmade bird (especially the wing) and handmade ceramic hearts (yes, handmade!) but I’m sorry to say the chocolates I received never made it in front of the camera (too busy being stuffed in my mouth). I also learnt that the blogosphere is a very small world indeed. My lovely swap partner was Cath from e.giraffe. It only turns out that she’s the sister-in-law of one of my oldest friends!!!!!! How spooky is that?
Finally here's a squashy cushion I made for my six year old helicopter-loving son:
It was ridiculously quick to make - I didn't bother with zips or buttons, just two overlapping flaps on the back, like a pillowcase, easy peasy.
Right, off to start sewing, along with half the world. x