#stitchingsanta update

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. 😀

23 thoughts on “#stitchingsanta update

  1. Those are wonderful gifts! The fabrics are all so pretty, but I especially love the animal prints. Looks like a fun way to try some new things!

    1. Thank you! The animal prints were fat quarters I got in a swap and couldn’t for the life of me think what to make with them but I think they are perfect for children 🙂

    1. It will, I can’t wait to see everyone post what they have received! I’m still worrying about whether the person I have sent to will like everything though :-0

  2. What lovely, thoughtful gifts, so sweet to make things for the children, too! I’ve really enjoyed following some new-to-me blogs and seeing the parcels come together:)

    1. Thank you! Yes me too, I still need to go down the list of participants and follow the ones I don’t already follow – I can’t wait for all of the posts in my feed after Christmas 🙂

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