Friday, January 07, 2011

Christmas gifts

Well the cold turned into flu & knocked me flat. DD got it first & in true style was generous with her germs and then I in turn gave it to DH. So Christmas was a bit of a washout in our house to be honest.

My knitting mojo has deserted me yet again and everything I touch seems to go wrong so I haven't been doing much of it. So instead I've been sewing. I made some Christmas presents but they were of the fabric kind rather than fibre.

Firstly a make up bag for my 13 year old niece:

red handmade zipped makeup bagmakeup bag

Pattern: Makeup bag Tutorial by 'Come and see the Seitz'

I lined the bag in black cotton but forgot to get a photo of it open.

This was only the second time that I've inserted a zip so it was a bit nerve racking but I'm pleased with the outcome. I put a Boots giftcard inside so she can treat herself to something to put inside it.

Then a bag for her 10 year old sister:

blue batik tote bag
blue batik tote bag

and a peek at the fish fabric that I used for the lining:

blue batik fish material bag lining
blue batik fish material bag lining

It's a pattern I've used before but I left off the applique this time.

The bag in particular was well received and taken to school this week with pencil case and other treasures.

I made a few other things as well but am waiting to hear that they've been received before I share the details.


Daisy said...

Hope you're feeling better now - had the 'flu just before Christmas and it really knocked me for six! Love the sewing you've been doing.

Arianwen said...

They turned out really well. Lovely to see you yesterday can't wait to see the socks!

Knitting said...

Very nice .. I will share with my friends. Thanks