Also I am at the point of planning what I want to make and learn in 2018. This year Show and Tell has given me a lot of ideas but also inspiration. Seeing what you all make has been just beautiful. Between us all we have a lot of skills and talent!
Getting to December with a cupboard full of gifts is really a huge help. Starting in January with crafting, watching for sales and collecting things makes this happen. To be able to wrap gifts without even going shopping is lovely just now. I do not enjoy the crowds. And December has enough expenses without many more. Lots of people go into the new year with Christmas debt. We don't need to do this! So I am looking forward to a little rest then to get up and running in January again.
Firstly today we have Kimberly. She just wrote me the loveliest email. She makes jewellery from feathers. This is so exciting as I have feathers! (we have chooks, parrots, the farm has ducks, cockatoos, eagles... !)
Kimberly these are just divine. They appeal to me so much! The other day I was saying you can't beat nature. This is a good example! Thank you for the photos!
Jane is enjoying her Grand daughters Christmas visit. She made her a sun hat...
She looks so cute! We are doing sprinkler fun with Harper. This is so much fun!
Jane also makes balloon covers. This makes ballots great fun as they don't break and cause any tears!
Barb has been making cards...
She also emailed me some gift ideas, thank you Barb. One idea is to print or make vouchers of service. If you have hairdressing skills it could be vouchers for cuts or styling. They could be for baby sitting, cooked meals, any skill can be offered as a great money or time saving gift. One time I was given a gift which was a voucher to stay a week in someones beach house! It was the most fantastic gift!
Great ideas Barb!
Jeanette made a crochet octopus! This is amazing and was a gift for her daughter who loved it!
Jeanette this is incredibly clever and beyond my capabilities!
Tanya made jars of peanut brittle and recycled fabric to make top covers...
She also made gift bags...
And is packaging up Christmas cooking...
Beautiful Tanya you are always so productive!
Maria has been baking! These are so sweet. I love the smily faces!
These would cheer anyone up! I love them!
Now I am hoping I haven't missed anyone! Thank you all!
So far the week has been busy! I found tomatoes on a great special yesterday and got the really ripe ones even cheaper. This afternoon I am making relish. First I am off to Aldi, then taking Harper to the park and it is a lovely day.
What are your last minute gifts and what do you bake in the next fortnight? I usually do a lot of small baked presents but I do them in big batches! I will get to them next week.
See you on Friday! xxx