Wednesday 30 December 2009

Kirsty's Handmade Christmas

So, as promised, some photos of Christmas presents I made for members of my family..

First up, a driftwood boat and hanging lavender fish for my brother and his girlfriend...

A chicken doorstop for my mum...

This is an apron I made for my nan...I nearly bought one as I didn't have a piece of suitable fabric that was big enough. Then I discovered a pair of brand new tea towels...I laid them together so that the bottom one overlapped the top one to make a pocket, stitched along the bottom of the 'pocket' and up the sides. Then I simply shaped the sides and stitched on some spotty ribbon around the neck and waist and, hey presto!

I'm sure she appreciated it more than if I'd simply bought one.
Next up a mobile for my sister (as requested)....
A pair of lovebirds for one of my nieces...

And a rather jolly owl cushion for my other niece - one of a range of childrens cushions I am currently designing - more on that soon!

I particularly like the button detail on the eye!

Phew! That's all folks! Which is your favourite?


  1. the owl! closely followed by the lovebirds...

  2. The lovebirds and the chicken doorstop. The apron is good too, but then I've got a weakness for aprons. xx

  3. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous as ever! I love the whole lot - what a very lucky family you have! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Kirsty
    Wow! I don't know if I can choose only one favourite!!
    I adore the owl's feathers... but the chicken has the most adorable face!!
    Wishing you a jolly New Years Eve, and may the year ahead bring you health, joy and a good sprinkling of magic,
    Happy days to you,
    Denise x

  5. Such fabulous homemade makes - hope that makes sense??

    ...and here's to 2010,

    Happy New Year,

    Nina xxxxx

  6. Ooo... soo much nicer than the 'other handmade Kirsty....!!'
    Happy New Year
    Marion ;oD

  7. Now Kirsty I really do think you and Amy need another sister.
    Love them all, but especially the mobiles.

    Happy New Year to you all, love Laura x