Thursday, January 19, 2012

a handmade christmas.

i know. this is a very belated christmas post.

bt i wanted to share with you a few of the goodies i made for the 'handmade christmas' task i set myself. somehow in the middle of last minute christmas morning sewing and presents being frantically wrapped i missed out on taking photos of the majority of gifts. it was lots of fun making up granola, soap, lip balms, heat packs and softies but i think that next year i'll get started a bit earlier and maybe cut myself a bit of slack and work up the courage to brave the shops at christmas time... or just embrace online shopping!

1. a picnic blanket for my sister-in-law (made with some of the FQs i got in the last swap!)
2&3. fabric letters for a lovely niece
4. vintage pink folrals for a lovely new baby
5. frankie posters make pretty wrapping paper :)

p.s - dont forget to sign up to the vintage sheet FQ swap over here. spread the word!


  1. Handmade gifts are always the loveliest and it looks like you have a beautiful selection here Kel :)
    You don't happen to have a full shot of the picnic rug do you? Would love to see it.

  2. i spy some pretty patterns & colours there. love the picnic blanket & i agree, frankie posters are great wrapping paper. xo

  3. Very cool ... I wrapped my presents in the Frankie magazine centerfold ... Cute!

  4. you were crazy to do this but you did an awesome job!!!

    m x

  5. Oh I am so pleased you did share!!! What yummy and creative treasure!!! Love the picnic blanket. Heartfelt and homemade always means so much. Happiness to you V

  6. I love those fabric letters, are they magnets? I made some very similar in my kids names a few years ago now!
    I too strived for a handmade Christmas and am vowing to start in July this year! :)
    Love your style! xx

  7. I love the picnic blanket. It makes a nice change from all the plaid ones out there! I hope your weekend is a bright and sunny one x

  8. Such sweet fabrics & yay for handmade gifts, all the way, love Posie

  9. Gorgeous! I bet everyone was happy with the pressies :)

  10. Lovely! I think i see one of my FQ's in that quilt! Handmade gifts are perfect - especially those made of the vintage sheet fabric kind that wee so love :-)

    D x