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Last Minute Gifts Finished Off And An Amusing Mishap


Well here we are, just two days before Christmas and I’m still making a few last minute bits and bobs. With fifteen people and three dogs coming to stay for Christmas, I’ve been hard at it with the food and sleeping arrangements which has meant there has been no time to blog properly I’m afraid.

After a lovely pre-Christmas supper for ten, they’re all doing the dishes whilst I sneak out to the office to grab a few minutes on the computer – my last update for a while, I suspect.

So, this is what I’ve been up to the last week or so….

I made a birthday card for a friend using pretty scraps of fabric;

Free machine embroidery caravan birthday card

These are the pair of fingerless gloves that went into my #sewingsanta parcel – I had to make these quickly after the pair (that were originally intended to be included) sold on Folksy!

Upcyled lambswool wristwarmers

I made this card for another friend who is a music teacher….

Music birthday card

….and wrapped her present in old music scores that I picked up from a charity shop.

Music wrapping paper

Inspired by Tajana’s jumper, I made a scarf for my brother.

Knitted man's scarf

A “Rasta” hat as modelled by my husband but intended for a much younger recipient!


A golf club sock as a bit of a laugh:)


A pair of cashmere fingerless gloves.


A tea cosy….

Tea Cosy

….as part of a gift including a Le Creuset teapot and different teas.

Teapot, tea cosy and teas

Gift tags made from air-drying clay.



I’ve been getting in a bit of a muddle and put it down to the drugs I’m taking for a trapped nerve, but get this: I wrapped up my step-daughter’s present, tied it with pretty ribbon, added a homemade clay gift tag and put it under the tree only to come back to see her present still sat on the table, unwrapped.

I have no recollection of picking up a random tea light holder from the middle of the table and wrapping that up instead, so I think my Christmas brain must be addled – and the big day is still two days away! I have visions of people opening their presents to find a soup ladle inside when their real gift is still in the cupboard but hey-ho, I’m not unwrapping them all to check!

I shall finish off by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and sharing with you a festive picture of my dogs:)



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29 thoughts on “Last Minute Gifts Finished Off And An Amusing Mishap

  1. Boy!!!! Do you ever sleep????? How you manage to fit all these last minute things in is amazing?! I did my last clean and tidy two days ago….but… I got withdrawal symptoms (like most crafters) and, had to make a mess again today – like you do ;-/
    I hope You, your family and ALL your guests have a lovely Christmas – I’m sure you will !!! – And wish You and Yours a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year too πŸ˜€ xx

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    • Thanks Caren! I, too, had the urge to make something this afternoon so sloped up to the sewing room and whipped up a few nail file cosies as little stocking fillers:)
      I still have the office to clean tomorrow as it has been designated Sixth Bedroom status for the duration. Wishing you a fabulous Christmas – ‘see’ you in the New Year!


  2. Wow! You have been busy πŸ™‚ I’ve got a random present left over too and not sure how… I guess it might come on handy should I find I’ve forgotten anyone, something I dread each year! I think you deserve a well earned rest after all your efforts. now relax! πŸ™‚


  3. Wow! You have been busy πŸ™‚ I’ve got a random present left over too and not sure how… I guess it might come on handy should I find I’ve forgotten anyone, something I dread each year! I think you deserve a well earned rest after all your efforts. now relax! πŸ™‚

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  4. Blimey, you have been busy. What fantastic gifts! I particularly like the crochet golf club sock! Happy Christmas!

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  5. Beautiful goodies!!!! Well,Xmas fever is sometimes very exhausting,but,God,the happiness while unwrapping gifts is priceless πŸ˜‰

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  6. I am simply in awe! Love your appliquΓ© work. Merry Christmas!

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  7. So many beautiful creations! I’m wishing I knew where to get lettering stamps so I could make some tags like yours to finish off my presents today! They are so effective. I love how you have included so many different crafts; something to inspire everyone πŸ™‚

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  8. You don’t stop, do you?! These are all amazing. The clay tags are a great idea. The thought and time you put into your gifts is so special.
    Haha you reminded me of a few years back at my dad’s house, we couldn’t find the TV remote… Well it transpired that my Nan had wrapped it up and taken it home!! You’re not the only one to lose their mind at Christmas πŸ˜€

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  9. Wow fantastic, what a lucky family you have! I love your tea cosy and cards especially, but it’s all lovely! Merry Christmas x

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  10. These are all fantastic! And I thought I had had a crafty Christmas… Thank you for posting such an inspired piece. Your cards are perfect! X


  11. Merry Christmas!!!! sorry to hear about the wrapping mishap lol I hope you are feeling better by now….Christmas dogs stole the show πŸ™‚


  12. Your story was so funny I found myself telling my mom about it yesterday — hope all gifts turned out to be what they were intended!!! πŸ™‚ One year we mixed up the tags and lots of people got gifts that were NOT intended for them. Funny then, funny still. πŸ™‚ Hope you had an absolutely lovely holiday!


  13. Beautiful makes! and handsome Santa clad doggies. Hope you have had chance to recover from your busy Christmas and savour the happy memories it will leave you with. Mxxx

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  14. You have been busy! Hope you have had a deserving rest πŸ™‚ Love your machine embroidery and cards ideas


  15. Wow! I admire all of your talents. Your craftiness and creations are wonderfully inspiring. I wish I had half the energy and talent that you display. I love the picture of your fur babies. Wrapping the wrong thing is something I would do. Especially, if I had much on my mind.

    I hope your holiday was filled with happiness. Wishing you a “Happy New Year”!


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