Years ago I filled both the girls Glory Boxes with baby rugs, cot and bassinet linen, pram rugs etc. Also quite a few baby clothes. I thought that way if I kicked the bucket they would still have things I made for their babies.
Also I had tubs of things put away and lately Harper has grown into some of them and has been wearing things. It's quite amazing to see really as if a dream came true after years of sewing for children who were not born yet. And here she is!
This was one of the outfits I made ages ago. It has Winnie the Pooh, Tiger and Piglet on it.
Inspired by the outfits getting used I started on some more. I am a bit rusty. I used to embroider non stop. If you want to see the type of things I did have a look at Mouse wedding. I used to make up the figures from children's books and stories I imagined. I lived in an alternative reality evidently!
Now I notice my eyesight isn't as good. But I hate excuses so enough of that!
This week I added a little bunny to a pink onesie.
And a fox to a little top...
I have several more designs cut out ready to sew on.
I added rose buds to a singlet. I do not still know the US term for this. It is an undergarment but not all in one just a top.
And I added a crochet frill to little socks. I have a white pair started as well...
None of this made it into the Christmas cupboard! I also made a large lasagne as the gift of help and needless to say that didn't go into the cupboard either!
However, I did find two bargains that did get put away. Two boxed and beautiful kitchen gifts that were amazing buys and they are safely stashed for Christmas.
I am almost finished the pink and cream baby rug. One more week I think. It is reminding me of Coconut Ice...
This will go into the gift cupboard too.
Next week we will be in June! So we will have May Show and Tell. Please send in your pics of what you have been making, even works in progress! You can post them on to the Bluebirds Facebook page here. or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love seeing what you have been making and hearing the stories that go with the things, the giving, donating and all the things that come from crafting!
Today I am heading off to Aldi. I follow the catalogues and this week they have gorgeous things at such wonderful prices. I am hoping some of these things will also go into the gift cupboard. I seem to have two main themes... kitchen and laundry. This is good as I can put together some hamper type gifts and match things together.
I hope your week is going well! Lets work to get to the end of June with a good selection of gifts towards Christmas. If this is your first year making gifts all year round then I am so excited for you to get to December and have a virtual little shop in your own home to select gifts from. In October I make the Christmas cakes to put away and then in December I still add cooking. This all adds up to such a variety of gifts. December financial strain is pretty much eliminated and the best thing of all is you can give many more gifts than you ever have before. You can give to someone you don't know but think is lonely or in need, you can give to charity, neighbours or whoever you feel might be neglected. This adds to the joy of Christmas so much. I consider this the secret formula of loving Christmas. Always make multiples and more than you think if making something if you have the materials. They will always come in handy!
See you on Friday, I hope I have a good week to report. So far so good! xxx