Friday, 31 December 2010

Handmade Christmas

This year was I tried harder to make a more of a handmade Christmas because with me being out of work our budget is tight but I love giving gifts.

The sewn gifts included a sock monkey for my mother-in-law, the teddy and a cloth book for my niece, an apron for my brother-in-laws girlfriend and a blanket for my aunty.

The other gifts made up hampers for most of the rest of the family. I had such great fun making onion marmalade, chilli jam, orange marmalade and lemon curd. Not pictured is the fudge and truffles we also made. The best fun I had was making the flavoured vodkas, they are so easy to make but look very impressive! My favourite was the coffee vodka!

Everything was well received and I am already thinking about what to do for next Christmas!

Hope everyone has a great New Year!


ruby said...

I had a mad time before christmas, sewing for a craft fair and apart from books made all the other christmas presents, phew! I was worn out but now it's over and I haven't crafted for over a week, I too have been thinking about what's next to make, it's lovely too isn't it when handmade things are recieved well, it makes you proud x

A Time for Stitching said...

I love your homemade gift ideas. I wish I'd had time to make more. I made lemon curd and chutney last year. Like you, I too have ideas for next year already!
Teresa x