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”
Your handmade gifts are lovely, I keep reading these posts and wondering if it’s for me! But as I’ve only one kiddiewinkle I’m ruled out of this one 😟
Thank you! Yes, definitely ruled out as your not in the US either 😦
Forgot about that! It’s cos you’re a Yorkshire lass, I keep forgetting you’ve absconded! 😀
Haha! Yep on t’other side of the pond now you know!
Nice t’ see you’ve not lost yer accent! Lol 😀
I love all your handmade gifts! So unique and personal.
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!
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 🙂
What great gifts! One can never have too many coasters! These Santa posts are such fun, won’t it be fun to see the recipients’ posts?
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
Me too, all the gifts seen so far have been delightful!
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:)
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 🙂
Oh these are such lovely handmade gifts. Your sewing is so neat too! 🙂
Thank you…I tried very hard with the straight lines! Ha!
Beautiful gifts – I’m sure your recipient will be pleased. I too am forever needing coasters.
Thank you! Coasters are like socks I think…mine always go missing and I end up with odd ones!
Lovely makes, have so enjoyed catching up on all these posts tonight 🙂
Isn’t it great to see what everyone has put together?!
They look lovely – I love the freehand stitching on the bookmark.
Thank you! I originally tried machining a satin stitch around the edge but the machine just wanted to eat the fabric so that was quickly abandoned!
I’ve experienced that problem too – will try the freehand next time it looks really lovely.