Monday, 12 December 2011

handmade christmas

I love handmade presents and I try to include some each festive season. Now that doesn't always mean I make everything myself, I like to support other crafty folk too and buy their wares to give as presents!


Something that is becoming a bit of a tradition in our house is the giving of Linen Cat mice to 'Master M' and 'Little Miss H'. Remember these from last year?


Well this year Beth has surpassed herself and designed these beauties, I absolutely adore them and know my kids will too! 




I also bought these three baking kits from a designer children's wear shop local to me. They have been hand made and were a snip at only £14 each, filled with a handmade apron, bun cases, baking utensils and a cookie cutter. Perfect for my 2 little nephews and niece!




I've also bought cute little handmade sewing kits as stocking fillers for my two. 


I got the idea from Louise who blogs at Sew Scrumptious, she did a post a couple of weeks ago on stocking fillers which is excellent, you must go read it!
Finally yesterday I made another pair of Anna Maria Horner's Quick Change Trousers from her book, Handmade Beginnings. These are a gift for my friend Kyleigh's baby girl, Nella.




Now I'll be sewing up some more gifts this next few days as well as receiving some more handmade goodies in the post - hopefully! Does Christmas post scare you like it scares me??? 

7 comments:

  1. What great stocking stuffers! Now we just need some little ones around our house......every year I put that on my wish list, but nobody's biting! LOL! Have a wonderful Christmas, if I don't 'see' you again!

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  2. Hello lovely, thanks for the mention, it has really cheered me up, just found out I have pneumonia :( which is actually better then it sounds as at least I know there is something wrong with me and I've started antibiotics, so I was in need of a cheer. Love all the other handmade items, especially the cooking sets. Hope the sewing goes well. Bethx

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  3. Justine those are such great buys!! I love the trousers, adorable!

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  4. Fab handmade gifts, I'm sure they'll be treasured

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  5. Ooh thanks for the lovely mention. Lots of gorgeous pressies! x

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  6. Love the sewing and baking kits and you really are on a sewing craze with those trousers, fab!

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  7. I love all the gorgeous handmade stuff. I have been very lax this year

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx