Many of my gifts are a combination of things I have made with a purchased item added in like this one which has face cloths, a power puff and hand cream.
This week I made Coconut Ice and this is the gift for neighbours and anyone who calls in.
My dried rose buds came in handy!
I have had lots of glimpses of everyones last minute gifts. Thank you everyone who sends me photos!
Jane has been making special pillowcases for little ones.
Beautiful! Jane makes me want to hurry up and get my sewing machine out!
Teresa finished a baby quilt...
And gorgeous cards...
Well done Teresa, such a lot of work and so lovely!
Fiona shared an idea many of us can use. She turned her sons art work into cards for her Mum.
It goes without saying any Grandmother is going to love this!
I think there is a lot to this... if kids agree to their art work being used as gifts and in projects this must build them up that we think they have created something good! I kept a lot of the girls artwork as it was really good and I am so glad I did! They both went on to become very creative.
Even the paintings of a small child could be made into cards... we will call them abstract! :)
You can take a look at Fiona's blog here as she has lots of creative and frugal ideas to share. Thanks so much Fiona.
Mimi finished up the year in a big way all with having her daughter complete high school and exams.
So many beautiful projects. Above you can see a top turned into a shopping bag. This is so clever! There are homemade marshmallows, luxury pillowcases, gift baskets and yummy things. Head over to A Tray of Bliss to find more details on all of these and more!
Mimi's daughter has been life long friends with a lovely girl named Darina. Darina is celebrating her 17th birthday seriously ill in hospital with something so unexpected and out of the blue and her life is in danger. Would you please pray for her? This is a blood problem. Mimi asked if the Bluebird prayer warriors would pray. I said yes and we have an excellent track record! Thank you.
Tanya has made so many beautiful things...
Diaries and note books, I have worked out I just love all kinds of books to write in!
I am pinching this idea... play tea bags for a little girl! Harper would LOVE these!
Note book covers for her boys who love camo anything!
Crayon and note book covers for the little ones...
This is all beautiful work Tanya! Thank you!
All this work has led us to a few days before Christmas! Now to enjoy it! We will have next week off and start our Christmas Challenge for 2018 in January. Meanwhile of course take every opportunity! I will be watching for bargain wrap, saving ribbons and gift bags, watching for huge sales to put some new things into next years cupboard. There are many times the gift cupboard is handy apart from Christmas.
The very best part is never having to run around frantically searching for a gift. Those times are when we end up paying too much just out of sheer desperation. Also never having to run out to get a card or wrap. What a time saver. I love my gift cupboard! It pays me back in so many ways!
Today I am off to Aldi for the last time before Christmas day. I have some cooking to do to take to the farm.
I hope your week is going well, you feel like everything is under control and feeling the beautiful Christmas spirit. xxx