Thank you for emailing me pictures and letters. I love hearing how things have been made and even who they are for. There have been some beautiful stories!
I cannot fit all photos in but I appreciate everyone and each person is represented.
First of all Kelsey made her Father in Laws Birthday present. She made jars of spiced nuts, the card and gift tag. It looks very stylish!
She has also been card making. Kelsey cut up a curtain catalogue as the pictures were lovely and made them into cards! Now this is an idea that I wanted you to see! I mention how I use magazines and old books for my images. Catalogues can be perfect! And free! Once I had a Laura Ashley catalogue given to me. That made gorgeous cards! Another time in the junk mail there was a jewellery catalogue with fantastic images and I used that. Free images are everywhere! Do not throw out catalogues before you take a look at the pictures!
Thanks Kelsey these look beautiful and this is a great idea to share. ps I love the ruffle!
Pat has been making quilts for gifts. What amazing gifts too!
Pat said these were some of the quilts she made in the last month! This is amazing and so much work. But they are heirloom and wonderful gifts. Beautiful work Pat.
Jen in NS knitted socks for her present stash...
I think how beautiful and look at the pattern knitted into the grey pair!
And she used a printed fabric panel to make hankies which she added pretty edgings to. These were for her daughters at Easter.
She also made them into table napkins and they used some with Easter breakfast. What gorgeous napkins! Jen is also working on bedside mats which is a big project.
Leigh gave cooking gifts at Easter. Lovely chocolates and nice packaging! Even though she has been renovation Leigh, somehow, kept cooking!
Barb has been making cards. I am loving the butterflies Barb!
Jen made a beautiful baby rug for a teacher who is leaving to have a baby. Jen said this teacher is just so lovely and wanted to give her a gift. Also Jen had the green in her stash and was able to use that up. What a stunning gift and I think the teacher will be so thrilled and touched.
Jen is also finishing off a rainbow scalloped blanket. She is a self confessed crochet addict. I think we should form a group :)
Mel C has been busy as always! Mel's blog is full of creativity and ideas. It is Thrifty, Frugal, Fun.
Firstly her ten year old son made these...
They have packaged seeds from the garden and he made seed packets with his own artwork. I just love this and it is a great idea for the kids to do! I think he did a great job!
Also homemade jam...
A woodland creatures mobile...
And bunting from the children old clothes i.e. as a memory bunting. Each child can have their own made of things they have worn in the past. I thought this is a bit like a memory quilt. A lovely idea!
Plus amazing cooking, Christmas ornaments, felt hearts instead of flowers ... well go have a look at her blog!
Debbie has done it again... The mermaid rug and other gorgeous crochet was posted las week. But SINCE then she has made this... An owl sleeping bag for a baby. How cute is this? Just stunning.
So if there is nothing here to inspire you then I am throwing in the towel. lol
Seriously, I feel inspired and encouraged seeing so many beautiful things created and knowing the gift cupboards are looking good and it is still quite early in the year.
Thank you everyone for participating! Now on to creating in April!
I have a few things started in crochet and I packaged up the soaps I made earlier. They are now in my gift cupboard and I got a lot of gifts!
I packaged them as if they were biscuits/cookies basically...
I hope you are having a good week! What are you working on now and hoping to make this month?