I've done nothing on the crafting front for ages, (so much for the new years resolution of making loads of stuff and holding a table sale around now!!) but have made up my mind that this Yule all of DD's presents will be home made.
This terrifies me and it's a HUGE challenge because me and the needle and thread are still not best of friends!
I decided to start with something I hoped would be simple. DD loves lavender and we have dried some this year from the garden, so I made this set of three small lavender bags. As she was up to 2am reading, perhaps these will help her sleep for longer too!
I've made the following list of ideas and would love some suggestions from you - DD is eight and loves animals (especially cats) reading and fairies. I can do very basic sewing and just about knit plain stitch - I can't crotchet, can't draw or paint and you won't catch me making cross stitch!
Here's my list. Note, I'm not intending on making it all, I'm just brainstorning LOL! Thanks to some of the wonderful ladies over on Green Parent, I have some great suggestions:
- I collected some small flat pebbles on our last holiday and am going to write words on them so she can use them for 'divination' - she loves using my angel cards, so these will be her own version. I'm wondering what to write on a pebble with - any ideas?
- Morsbag with appliqued cat or flowers on it; have got a kit from cloth kits as a standby ;)
- Will make some tiny containers from old decorated egg boxes and put organic sweets and chocs in them
- She's started sewing, so was going to make her a pincushion
- MP4 case
- bath bombs
- lip gloss
- couple of fairies to hang from her bedroom ceiling
- felt cat
- Some kind of trinket case for her to keep her 'treasures'
- Pen pot from decorated tin can
- clothes for her babies and barbie-type dolls
- She loves the idea of perfume and deodorant, so will make something from essential oils
- Set of juggling balls or bean bags
- Would love, love, love to make a doll - again have a it from cloth kits, but really scared to get started.
Remember I'm a total novice, so nothing too complex.
Would love links to your own blogs too, so I can gather ideas. (I'm good at gathering ideas, not so good at grounding them ;) )