Now that Christmas is over I can share some of the homemade things I did for Christmas presents :-) I will say that even though I find crafting fun, crafting to a deadline when you have 2 little boys to look after is STRESSFUL... Thanks to both my parents and the in-laws for all the baby-sitting! I think I'm going to have to start Christmas crafting in say June next year so I don't leave it until the last minute!
First up - Christmas Cards:
Next was some glass blocks with vinyl stickers of Christ from Stick By Me:
Then some frames... The little house frames were pretty labour intensive... I made my own letters by using 3 layers of cardstock, a layer of paper and then Crystal effects on top. And I had 9 families to do :-)
Next some handbags for my nieces - I made 3 of these. The pattern is from here.
Another small tote bag for a friend. This is loosely based on this tutorial from Homemade by Jill and is made out of tea towels :-)
And last of all, this dress for my niece. The pattern is Simplicity 4711.
No wonder I was worn out by Christmas :-) I'm looking forward to moving onto more projects for me and my family now ;-)