Friday, 13 January 2012

Carly's Handmade Christmas

Thanks for the inspiration for this post's title, Kirstie Allsopp!

I know that it's a bit late in coming, but I wanted to show you some of the Christmas presents I made for friends and family.  I guess it would have made more sense to share these with you BEFORE Christmas, but I didn’t want to risk spoiling the surprise for any of the recipients who may have sneaked a look on here!  Now that all of the gifts have been given, though, it safe to post photos.....

[a make-up bag for Mom.....]

[... and a make-up bag for Nan]

[a felt flower corsage for my sister]

[a case for Nan's new mobile phone]

[my first felting project - a brooch for Mom]

[a hat for a friend's baby - great 
free pattern from the lovely Susie F]

[Köln/Cologne - giant letters for my 
sister, who moved there in the summer]

[a carry-all bag - also for my sister]

There were quite a few MORE handmade pressies too.  But these were finished-off after we left for the UK, and I didn’t get around to photographing them.  I knitted a scarf for my granddad, a hat for my nephew, and some THINGS for my dad and Simon (they were quite funny and might give you a laugh, so I’ll get some photos and share with you another time.....).  I also made a project bag for my mother-in-law, an iphone case for my sister, some Christmas decorations.....

Phew!  That sounds like a LOT now I’ve listed them all!  I’d better get started on NEXT year’s Christmas gifts NOW.....  ;-)

I’ll be back soon, to show you some of the goodies that Santa left for ME.....

Carly

15 comments:

  1. Wow, you were busy!! Everything is so cute! Especially love those unique letters. How cool is that?!

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  2. Lovely makes, Carly. I love giving handmade pressies.

    Lots of love xxx

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  3. You are a clever girl! The makes are all gorgeous and I would have been thrilled to have had any of them.

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  4. Gorgeous makes Carly! Your family are very lucky...

    Have a lovely weekend X

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  5. You are so creative! I love homemade gifts.
    Happy weekend. xoxoxo

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  6. Such gorgeous makes! I really love the spotty make up bag and the cute knitted baby hat! You're very talented and have a real eye for colour :-)

    Hope you enjoy the weekend,
    Louise xx

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  7. These are all great!! I love the shape of the make-up bags! What a lucky family!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kate :}

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  8. Hi, just wanted to let you know you are a runner up in my give away, so if you can email me your address, I can send you a little gift! Thanks! :)

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  9. Love the giant letters you made for your sister!
    Just found your blog recently, Love it!!
    I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award for being one of my top 5 favourite blogs :) http://daffodilsandsnowdrops.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-blog-award-share-some-blog.html

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  10. All so pretty, Carly! Lucky recipients ;-)

    My favourite is the felted brooch. The colours are so lovely.

    Have a great week.

    Stephanie

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  11. Wow you have been busy, what a super lucky family you have :o)
    just love that cute little hat
    love jooles x

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  12. Green, and polka dots ..... Perfection :) I love the little make up bags- a really great gift. X

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  13. I *love* the make up bags! And the baby hat is totally gorgeous too :)

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  14. I love the make up bags too, and the giant letters - I so might have to borrow that idea and do our town!

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  15. Hey - the hat looks great!
    Well done.
    x

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Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. It's always a pleasure to hear from readers, and it really makes my day!

Carly

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