I LOVE giving things away. I just love it! So, I'm sure you can guess that Christmas is my most favourite time of year! Before I show off some of the wonderful things that I received for Christmas, I thought that I would share some of the things that I had the pleasure of giving away this season.
Mug Rugs. I made up four mug rugs: two for my little sister and two for my sister in law. Here's a sample of them!
All four of the mug rugs were made from the lovely Echo collection by Lotta Jansdotter that I posted about earlier this month. I truly loved working with these beautiful prints and found them to be so inspiring!
Bags. I gifted a number of bags this Christmas and they were each received very well by the little ones who opened them up! I posted earlier about the Nature Explorer Bag tutorial I used to make this great car bag for my nephew...well, I made a robot themed one for my son, Elliott, and a guitar themed one for my nephew, Jack!
|Car themed bag for Nate|
|Robot themed bag for Elliott|
The next bag (tutorial here) was actually one that I thought I would be making for all of my nieces and nephews, but it turned out a little tinier than I had anticipated (probably due to me not reading about the final size)! It is super adorable and I gave it away as a purse to my four-year-old niece, Kaitlyn (who immediately filled it with her new fairy figurine, mini horses and Zoobles...).
|Kaitlyn and her bag|
You probably remember the quilt that I made for my Sister's baby who is arriving in two (or so) weeks!
And, last but not least, I made these very cute fabric letter magnets that I saw at Chez Beeper Bebe.
Phew. Wow. I think I may have to turn down the 'let's make everyone something for Christmas' dial next year. It's a very good thing that I started in September...I was sewing the binding onto the mug rugs on the way to our family Christmas! :)
I hope that you all had a beautiful Christmas and that your holiday season has been full of family, friends, reflection and crafting. I wish you a New Year that is full of health and blessings!