Saturday, December 24, 2011

Twas the week before Christmas

and I decided to make some Christmas presents.

Luckily they were all very quick to make and I had some great tutorials to follow to achieve this.

We have 5 nieces and nephews between us that we give gift vouchers to each year and after seeing this great Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Shabby Art Boutique I thought I would use it this year.

My first problem is there are 3 young men amongst the above and I don't imagine they would be too thrilled with the very pretty holders that are shown in the tutorial. Luckily Kerryanne emailed me and suggested checking out the op shop for some "manly" options, where I found these very appropriate board shorts. for $3.


Once home I proceeded to cut them up for the men, as well as rummaging through my bag of scraps to find the more colourful pieces to use for the ladies, I found the cute Christmas figures at Spotlight for $2. I am very pleased with the end result.


Next up was 2 sets of 12 Christmas Tree Napkins that Kathryn made back in 2010 for my Mum and Sister-In-Law as we spend Christmas day with both of them (1/2 hour apart) each year.



Finally a necklace for my Mum using the colours of the fabric she purchased whilst in Bowral this year, and my Sister volunteered to make it into a skirt for Mum.


Now back to some sewing for me.

9 comments:

Alison said...

Nice work! Love them all. But also good find at the op shop.

Dilliander said...

Lovely gifts Sharon, thoughtful and beautifully made. Have a wonderful Christmas.

kbenco said...

These are so cool . I love the idea of using op shop boardies for the boy gift voucher bags. I must admit that I am rather looking forward to gift vouchers as my nieces approach teenager-hood, they must be quicker than little tops or dresses!

Ruthie said...

What lovely thoughtful gifts!

Handmade said...

Great gifts, very thoughtful!

Carol said...

Well done! I'm impressed with what you achieved in such a short time. Wishing you a very happy christmas and a great start to SWAP sewing on Boxing Day!

velosewer said...

These are great gifts Sharon. Nice work and Merry Christmas.

Carolyn said...

Very cute and clever! I like the idea of using boardies fabric to make stuff for the boys, always a challenge I agree!

Sewing Daisies said...

I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012...

Happy New Year to both you & the lovely hubbie!!!

xxh