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!
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!):
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 I was very sad.
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: http://aliciapaulson.com/products/miss-maggie-rabbit-softie-kit
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…
I’m guessing it needs testing!
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.
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!
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”!)
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.
Roz, your bears are completely adorable - I’m three times the age of your daughters (and a bit) and I want one!
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
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.
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!