Friday, November 28, 2008

Kris Kringle....

Well, it is getting closer and closer to Christmas Day and I am finishing off a few presents for family and friends. Last year I made 19 gifts! I went a bit crazy really - aprons, oven mits, name cushions for kids, doorstops, cushions, hairclips tidy's etc...... This year I am being a little more restrained and have scaled it down a little. I am still making things - just things that aren't so time consuming!
On Hubby's side we do a Kris Kringle and this year I am "buying" for my sister in law - (I'm pretty sure she doesn't read my blog).
We have a $25 limit so I thought I would buy some fabric in her favourite colour (burgandy - it looks a bit on the brown side in the photos) and see what I could make for $25.
She has made comments on the bags I make for a while now, so I thought it a good idea to make her one of her own... and a brooch (which I have pinned to the bag) ...and a zipper purse...and a tissue case...and a notepad and pen folder....
...and her very own Matryoshka Doll. I still have some fabric left over so I may make something else... I'll see how much time I have left over!
Not a bad present really for $25, when I'll probably get a vase....
Oh well, it is the joy of giving that is best!
Kathryn. XX

13 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Wow that is one nice pressie..
Your time spent making though would be costly!
It is truly a lovely gift...
Lucky sis-in-law

Kerryanne English said...

Kathryn I am hearing you - I also make many gifts throughout the year for birthdays, thank yous, Christmas etc. While they may not always cost a lot there is a huge outlay of time, effort and love poured into each gift. I've been burnt so many times by unappreciative people so now I chose very wisely who I give my handmade gifts to. Of course I still make them and usually still at it with the last minute gift on Christmas Eve....LOL
Personally, I think there is nothing nicer than a handmade gift.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

i cant sew said...

wish i was your sister in law...
mmwwaahh Rosey

marie said...

Do you want to be my Kris Kringle?? : )

Lovely gift ~ I'm sure your sister-in-law will be pleased!

Purple Pam said...

I love your quilt, and your darling dolls. I wish I was working ahead like you are with gifts for Christmas. I always seem to be behind, trying to catch up.

Rachelmp said...

They look great in burgandy and your sister in law is very lucky. Some of my family are getting handmade gifts and all of the teachers!

Sarah said...

I agree with the other girls, how lucky is you SIL, I would love to have someone to give me gifts like that!
Have a fantastic weekend,
Sarah xxx

MelMel said...

What a lovely gift, and made with love...wonderfulxxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What lovely gifts Kathryn!! Your SIL is so lucky to be receiving those this Christmas - nothing beats a gift that someone has poured their time and love into.

Goosey said...

Those are lovely, how nice to make so much. I am making aprons this year and 'empty nest'dishcloths!!!!! You do so much sewing, I must peep back at your earlier stuff. BW Goosey

Tilly Rose said...

Oh my..... I so want that bag, Please let me kow if you decided to make another in the same fabric and I would HAVE to buy it.....Its georgous love the flower on the front, very very very ME.....

I want to be your S.I.L.

xxx

Stina said...

The gifts are absolutely wonderful... she will be sooo happy!! :o)

Jane said...

I am so so impressed with this collection. I do hope she loves it. I know I would be thrilled.
Congratulations on having it finished and ready. Now is about when I keep getting the pipe dreams.
Am behind in catching up on my feeds in this part of the alphabet, so had a few to catch up on and it was a delight to look and enjoy,. Love your gumnuts.