Despite there being an entire 12 months between Christmases… I still seem to leave things to the last minute. Thought I’d share a couple of last minute gifts I’ve made (each only takes a few hours!) for those who are also in the –oh-my-goodness-it’s-nearly-Christmas-must-make-stuff-panic-flail-freakout boat.
Here are some Grandparent gifts! Personalised bookmarks. I was inspired by this pin (which leads to a link for the book it’s in).
I had each of my kidlets draw pictures of Grandma and Grandad and then got my 6 year to write the words. I traced them onto fabric, bit of embroidery and done! The hardest part of all of this was getting the kids to keep their drawings on the small side! My bookmarks ended up 3” x 8”.
Those who follow me on IG have seen these already but I decided at the last minute I needed to make gifts for the office ladies at J’s school. Considering one of them is my aunt and she won’t be there next year, well I really –had- to make something. I decided this the day before we had to hand the presents out. I know - you’re impressed by how incredibly organised I am.
Retro Mama to the rescue with her awesome Little House tutorial.
I changed mine slightly – decided not to make them stuffed, but kept them flat instead. Made it a little quicker to get these done! Oh and I fussy cut birds for the windows rather than stitching on a felt bird on each one.
I’m thinking now I need to make one for me to go on my own tree. Maybe next year. In December. ;)
And lastly – a project I made for my sister. The day before posting her parcel I realised I had not included anything handmade. That’s just not right. So I set out to remedy that quicksmart. Again inspired by something on Pinterest (unfortunately I can’t find the original source), I made a little canvas.
My sister has travelled the world, lived in a bunch of different cities in four different countries. So thought this idea might appeal to her. With a bit of help from Google Maps, I found pics of those cities, printed them out and cut them into heart shapes. I then stitched the paper onto some dark grey fabric. Used my handy dandy staple gun and the gift was done! Easy peasy.
I’ll beg your indulgence to excuse the dreadful photos. Not only were these last minute gifts, they were also last minute photos taken right before I wrapped these ready to go!
So now the last minute stuff is taken care of, I probably should finish the Christmas gifts that I started last month…Organised. That's me.