I haven't had a chance to sort through my photos from Christmas day yet, so in the mean time I thought I'd show you some of the gifts I made this year. I love hand making my gifts, as it forces me to slow down and really think about each of the recipients during the creative process. This year I was a little pressed for time so I had to keep things simple. Our new kitchen bench was installed in the week before christmas which meant we didn't have a stove or kitchen sink until Christmas eve so I really had to minimise my baking plans. Likewise, my sewing time was limited as we were plastering and painting the room I normally work in. Here is a look at what I did manage to put together...
This is a simple little reversible bag I made. The shape was inspired by a bag I got many years ago from Douglas and Hope. It's made with silk I salvaged from a kimono and has a reversible mustard interior. Minty is my hand model showing how it loops over to be carried!
This apron for my sister was made with a lovely printed Japanese cotton. I lined the apron to give it some extra weight. It does have a pocket but it's camouflaged in these photos!!
I also made this apron for my folks, along with some matching linen/cotton blend tea towels. I paired it with a plait of lovely organic locally grown garlic.
I made a pot of spoon oil for my mother-in-law. I use this beeswaxy goodness to oil my wooden spoons and chopping blocks. You can find a recipe for spoon oil here. This was gifted along with another apron and garlic plait.