Starting back before Christmas, I actually managed to give away a few handmade gifts this year, I was so pleased with myself. I say I'm going to do it every year and never actually get round to it, well this year I did.
Firstly I made a reversible apron for my bestie Marie. It isn't amazing but for my first ever apron I was very chuffed. I was perhaps a bit ambitious going for a reversible apron but it worked well.
Looking a bit pregnant in my modelling photos, I can assure you I'm not.
Secondly was a scarf for another friend, he loves animal print so when I spotted this wool I knew I had to get it and knew exactly what to do with it.
Then after spotting this cute fabric in a new quilting magazine that was out a fair few months back, I knew just the person who would appreciate it. A small hoop was just the trick to display it in. I filled the middle of the hoop and stitched on some backing fabric, a very simple craft but very effective in my opinion and my friend was most pleased with it, bless her.
I also made a wheat bag for one of my Nan's but forgot to photograph that (really need to improve on this whole photo taking malarkey which is strange because I'm forever taking photos of things - obviously just not the right things)
A little something for myself, a cross stitched keyring, a kit that came free with one of the Cross Stitcher magazines a couple of months ago. Almost finished, as soon as I can find the keyring attachment, I know it is around here somewhere.
There are a few projects that I am still working on at the moment too. Another scarf, this one is for James. After watching me knitting up the last scarf he requested one for himself, it's getting there, slowly. It will be ready by next winter at least, although the way the weather is turning again, he may be needing it sooner than that.
I'm also working on a cross stitch pattern from an old Cross Stitcher magazine. I started it months and months ago and sort of lost interest but am determined to get it finished, so that has been picked up again and progress is being made.
On top of that there is a whole heap of things that I am creating for the wedding. Some of that I will be able to reveal soon but the rest of it I'm afraid you will have to wait until after the big day in October as I don't want to give too much away.
Love Gem x x x x