Wednesday, 7 November 2012

~Busy making and crafting~

In amongst all the usual family stuff this half-term, I've made a few things to sell and also to give as Christmas presents.  I'm having a stall at J's school Christmas Fair, as well as a shopping evening in the next couple of weeks.
These brooches were made using Homemade Gifts Vintage Style by Sarah Moore . I used loads of felt, wool blankets, velvet, vintage fabric, doilies and vintage buttons.  I'm a bit too safe and precise with crafting, but I did try to be random with my fabric choices, which worked out better than over-thinking it. These will be lovely gifts along with some wristwarmers!
Some stockings made from wool felt - and I'm going to make some larger versions from a cream Early's blanket...
A hot water bottle cover made from a felted fairisle jumper (accidentally felted I have to say, but never mind)...
I love the velvet ribbon on this.  Remember to keep a look out in charity shops for jumpers suitable for felting. 
Is anyone else making their own Christmas gifts this year?
ooh and by the way, I have started work on the Lavender Attic shop, but being a technophobe it's taking me a while to plod through the process, but I'm getting there...


  1. Ooh such beautiful makes Sally! I LoVe the hot water bottle cover!
    Victoria xx

  2. I love hand-made. I'm just about to start on a few projects myself. The brooches are lovely and so is the hot water bottle. I've got a couple of Kirstie Allsop's books and can't decide what to make.
    Patricia x

  3. You have made some wonderful gifts..
    I am making some pressies for the family this year..busy busy busy
    Thea x

  4. Really pretty. I love the stockings. I think they could be used for presents all the year round. Jx

  5. Hi Sally, some gorgeous makes there! I am going to make Sharon one of those scarves like I had on at your coffee morning(dont tell her and hopefully she wont read this) for Christmas and maybe Jess too, but I dont really buy for many adults, its mostly children who like the latest bits of plastic!

  6. Love the hot water bottle cover!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. Lovely little things, I really must get on with my pressies! :)

  8. They all look gorgeous, you have been productive

  9. Really like your latest creations Sally. Those brooches are very pretty, I know what you mean about sometimes considering fabrics and colours for too long and how you often get a lovely happy accident when you randomly choose things.
    I've had that 'accidental' felt jumper thing before and had to make a bag from my beloved sweater! I love the water bottle cover. Good luck with the shop and listing all your lovely goodies. x


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