Monday, December 8

Christmas Shopping

Well, I'm glad to say I've finished all of my Christmas Shopping, which is no surprise, because I buy gifts throughout the year. I've written about this in a post on my personal blog, which you may want to read here. But what about unexpected visitors knocking on your door at Christmas time? Or maybe you exchange gifts with your neighbours? You would want to have a little gift ready, just in case! I made up a few zipper pouches in red and tan tartan. I wanted something that had a wintery feel to it, so I chose fine italian wool. I didn't need to buy much of the fabric, since these pouches only measure about 15 x 13 cm or approx. 6 x 5 inches. They are lightly padded and lined with either green or orange checks. For that special touch I appliquéd each one with a different motif, i.e. gingerbread man, heart, angels etc., using scraps of fabric. In the picture below you can see two examples. The red tartan one has a little teddy bear with heart; the tan tartan one has a little birdy.
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So now I don't have to worry about being empty-handed!


  1. Your purses are absolutely adorable... cute, cute, cute!

  2. SortaFlowering - Many Thanks!!!

    Over the top Aprons - Thanks so much. I've come across your aprons many times. They are lovely!!!

  3. Yes, because I was inspired with your blog design. So, I searched for free blogger template.Hehe

  4. so, how do I get on your giving list lol. Those are adorable.

  5. Those are so cute. Love the little bird!

  6. siteseer - have you been a good girl then?? ☺

    Marlaine - Thank you!!


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