Friday, December 26, 2008

The Morning After...

Now it's safe to show some of the handmade gifts.

For little girls - denim purses with badges (pins? buttons?) from a local craft market. We put money in them for the older girls the littlies received books and stickers instead of cash.
For Miss 2 - handmade pants and... ummm... K-mart tops. I had visions of applique but ran out of time on this one. I managed it for Mister nearly-1 though (below).

I opted out of giving the document wallet to my Kris Kringle relative and bought a book voucher instead (!!). I've been using the wallet myself, and it's great.... if a little small. I plan to re-jig the whole thing and make another one at some point.

I made a whole heap of these Christmas shopping bags to use as wrapping... and they took a little longer than I'd anticipated. The red ones are French-seamed and pressed carefully but by the time I got to the green ones I was sewing with reckless abandon on the high-speed industrial machine ...with mis-matched threads (no time to wind bobbins!).

All wrapped up - with gift tags made from last year's xmas cards and as much recycled ribbon as I could find... and a bit of new (ahem.... Ikea) ribbon. We were handmade in patches this year, which I guess is better than not handmade at all...?
I hope that everyone is enjoying the holidays.
xx

7 comments:

Handmade said...

Cool Stuff! Well done - your handmade pressies look great - you've certainly out done me - at least you've set the standard for next year! Anyway - I thought you were taking a chill out break? Get off the computer!

LeeAnn said...

All your gift wrapping looks great (as do all the gifts)! Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

You're an inspiration, Nikki! Hope you had a great day.

Tinniegirl said...

I love those little denim pouches. They are really cute. The handmade bags for wrapping are so nice too.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have been busy!! I am sure all your gifts were well received - those denim purses are really cute and would be perfect for teens. Hope your Christmas was an extra special one!

CurlyPops said...

Wow, talk about sewing up a storm! I love the denim purses too.

colourdujour said...

like your idea of the shopping bag wrapping.