It’s gone! Sent! Complete! I really love putting parcels like these together as I find it a good challenge to make the most of the budget and to make some stash busting gifts.
The week before last, I set about with the handmade extras to my gifts. I didn’t choose anything too big or fancy as I wanted my gifts to be useful to the recipient.
I’m actually thinking of doing more detailed posts about these gifts at the beginning of next year. Even though I already used tutorials that were available online, I changed things slightly to suit my sewing style and patience!
First up, I’ve made a set of 4 quilted mug rugs/ coasters. I’ve included a couple of tea bags with this gift as a little extra too. I don’t know about anyone else, but I seem to use & have coasters all around the apartment so I think that these are quite a useful gift.
After a couple of failed attempts, this handmade bookmark became the second handmade gift. I used free motion stitching around the actual body of the bookmark and the heart tag, and I finished the edges by pinking them. 🙂 Cute huh?
Finally, I made a small crayon roll for each of the recipient’s children. These are something I will actually make again and again as they were so straight forward to make. Even though I made simple ones, there are so many other variations that I would like to explore…including one for my own pencil crayons!
I hope that your #stitchingsanta parcels are coming along nicely! I’m really looking forward to reading all the blog posts. 😀