Friday, 11 January 2008

Handmade



Thought it was about time I showed you what I made as part of my handmade pledge, not nearly as much as I had imagined in my head but the sewing fairy deserted me! Anyway I think I might be fudging the idea for 'buy handmade' slightly, but I was going more for year round approach as and when suitable, after all textiles aren't just for Christmas!
I always worry about giving things I make in case it's not understood and mistaken for a cheapskate option so for a while I've just concentrated on making gifts I think will be wanted and only for those who I think will appreciate them - life, I decided, is too short to be creating stress and worry over something so straightforward.
So back to the point, I made four sewing kits for teenage girls purely in an attempt to spread the word of stitch, kinda like pretty propaganda. I had already printed the fabric, some in pink, some in orange ( same print as before - I had a stash, apologies for such slow turnaround of prints) and filled them with the travel sewing kits you can buy anywhere. And then I had to make a small tote bag as well because it just didn't seem very much on its own.

And as it turns out the worries were unfounded, they were very popular!

3 comments:

cloud9 said...

They are scrumptious....truly!

Anonymous said...

your hand made gifts are always appreciated - they look better than shop bought - take pride hel t.c.h.xx

sooziebee said...

You can't beat handmade at Xmas, we have done it for a few years now, and I just love it, alcool features high on the list (rasp gin this year and also whisky and ginger liquer). True friends appreciate it, bugger the rest of em x