Patchwork & Quilting

A Merry-Merry Handmade Christmas: Part One

Here is the first installment of the gifts I’m making for all of my family and friends this Christmas.

Last night I caught up with my main group of friends for our annual Christmas dinner. It was a lovely evening full of laughter, food, presents and catching up. We reminisced on the year that’s been while taking notice of two friends missing from the table who are currently living up life in snowy cold London! (Merry Christmas Sam and Dean!!)

And so onto the gifts I made!!

I patiently embroidered two ‘personalised’ embroideries framed beautifully in upcycled frames for my girlfriends and their partners – the first is of two mirrored sparrows (pattern sourced from Urban Threads) on natural Linen with the colour scheme based on the sparrow themed tattoo of the friend who received it.

IMG_1493The next embroidery, sourced from a blog called Spot Colors, is a sweet Peanut Butter and Jelly themed design on natural Linen. This was given to the friend whose nickname is ‘Peanut’ – I thought it would suit them quite well!

IMG_1494And lastly, for the little man of our friendship group, I made a sweet little dinosaur softie who was eager to become a four year olds best friend! This is from a pattern created by Melly & Me called Dilbert.

IMG_1497Handmade Christmas Cards: Made with scrap fabrics, festive ribbons and stickers, pre-cut felt shapes and my trusty label maker!

IMG_1501 IMG_1502Handmade Present Tags: These little guys were made by tracing around a cookie cutter onto cardboard and using flat sequins for the eyes and nose. Sweet, simple and effective!

IMG_1503All presents were received with much joy and thankfulness, albeit a loose buttoned eye that keep threatening to fall off whenever someone wanted to get a closer look at Mr. Dinosaur!

And so, onto the next journey of presents for my family – there’s one gift I’ve already finished, one other I’ve stared while the rest of what needs to get done lies patiently for me as I find time to get it all done!

Only 16 more days ‘til Christmas!!

Happy Sewing! xx

 

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