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Handmade Christmas Gifts not for your Shop

(Roz) #1

Anyone making Christmas gifts for their loved ones that aren’t things they make for their shop? I have just made these two little teddies for my daughters - yes they are 17 and 18 years old but you’re never too old for a teddy are you!

(Lizzie Gillum, Bedfordshire, Uk ) #2

How sweet! I’m sure those will be well received - as you say, you’re never too old!

Look what I just made for my niece (age 28, married, two small daughters!):

(Roz) #3

Aw - love that, i used to have a rabbit like that that was my favourite toy for years but unfortunately it got packed away in the garage and the moths got it and she fell apart :frowning: I was very sad.

(Lizzie Gillum, Bedfordshire, Uk ) #4

Make a new one? I bought the pattern for this, though I have embellished it a bit - the dress now has a front pleat on the bodice, instead of just elastic; also I made her some knickers and a petticoat. Currently working on a little coat…
Her boots are made from scraps of bookbinding leather and suede!
This is where I got the pattern:

(Sasha Garrett) #5

I’ve been making sloe gin, chutney and jams to give to all the people in my life who have everything. The sloe gin is very agreeable…

(Roz) #6

I’m guessing it needs testing!

(Eileens Craft Studio) #7

I’ve made some infused virgin olive oils, some jams, pickles and chutneys like previous years.

DH has made some candied chillies.

I have candied orange and lemon slices to make yet.

(Lizzie Gillum, Bedfordshire, Uk ) #8

Wow, you’re all very creative! I thought of making some Christmas sweets or biscuits, but I won’t have time now, I think - my mum is in hospital and it’s rather crazy round here!

(Roz) #9

Thanks for the link Lizzie @LizzieMade. Am very tempted although sewing is not my strong point - maybe in the new year when things are a bit quieter (I have got so much lined up for “when its a bit quieter”!)

(Susannah Ayre) #10

I’ve made some photo frames…got a few photos for each and the left them room to add their own. I love them- think I’m going to make myself one in the new year.

(Julie) #11

Roz, your bears are completely adorable - I’m three times the age of your daughters (and a bit) and I want one!

Julie xx

(Kim Blythe) #12

I have just finished this embroidered appliqué owl, made on my embroidery machine. It’s for a good friend of mine who really liked previous ones I have made, so I have done this one in her favourite colours


(Silvapagan) #13

I can post pictures now as the gifts have been received and opened!

(Pauline Hayward) #14

I’ve made this for my daughter, she has a thing about green apples and the colour Green.

Its a table decoration with lights in so hopefully she’ll put it on her table tomorrow.

(Fallon1986) #15

Ive started making some of the girls in our family painted personalised jute bags, pleased with them although I would never be confident enough to sell!