Sunday, 23 December 2012

Handmade Christmas

Remember last year when I had loads of time on my hands?  Me neither but somehow I manged to make most of my gifts and I thought I would give you a little reminder of them!

Salt dough gift tags
I use a simple recipe of 1 cup salt, 1 cup warm water and 2 cups flour.  Letter stamps are used to write on them before baking.

Homemade Marmalade
This was a staple gift for neighbours last year.
I used glass storage jars from IKEA and made salt dough gift tags which say 'mar-mal-ade'  on them.  If you cook salt dough for a short time at a high temperature that turn a lovely brown colour (yes that's right - brown not burnt).
The jar is then finished off with an orange sparkly ribbon.

Rainbow Scarf
If something stays in one place for a long time in my house there is a real risk that I will crochet a cover for it such is the extent of my love for this craft.  It's so easy to learn and great if you are impatient and need to be able to produce things in hours rather than weeks (or years in the case of my yellow knitted jumper).
This beautiful rainbow scarf is took me two evening to make and I chose lovely bright colours in a soft organic yarn.

Natural teething rings
When you have a toddler and a baby you inevitably get to know a lot of other toddlers and babies so I have been making a lot of different gifts.  Here is my favourite gift to give a baby.....a yarn covered teething ring.  You can buy them here!
These rings make wonderful 'first toys' for babies as they are learning to grasp at around 3 months and then can be used as teething rings when needed.  I made these with high quality 100% cotton yarn and natural untreated wood.

1 comment:

  1. oh I love these tags - I wish I had seen them before Christmas! I will have to try these next year.

    Lovely blog.

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