Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Handmade Gifts

I know I already showed you the girl doll, but thought I'd show you the boy doll together with her. I only finished the boy at the last minute, I kept putting it off for ages! I was realy pleased with how they both turned out, & my little cousins seemed to like them (even if they did both want the girl doll, eek!).

Here's what I made for almost everyone else, jam! It was much easier than I thought, I actually got inspiration from Kirstie Allsop (I love her craft shows!!), and once I had seen how simple it was, I decided to give it a try. I'd imagined jam making to be messy & having to spend hours slaving over the stove, but excluding prep time, it only took around 30 mins! Everyone seemed to like it, & I tried our pot this morning, it was yummy!

I did make a few other gifts, including personalised silver heart necklaces for my Mum & my sister, but somehow I forgot to take pics! I was going to take a quick photo of my Mum's to show you all, but she literally hasn't taken it off since she got it, so will have to upload a picture later!

Did you make any handmade gifts this year? I would love to see - send me your links/pics!

18 comments:

  1. lovely gifts. I love Kirstie Allsop's craft show too and last year made some christmas decorations inspired by her! xXx

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  2. Oh, I wish I had just a small fraction of your dexterity. The dolls are lovely, I remember owning a similar one when I was a kid.

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  3. The dolls are soooo cute. Handmade gifts are not my forte!!
    Happy 2012 xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  4. Lovely gifts ! I love the dolls, I did a rag doll for my niece too, All my gifts weren't handmade though I did scarfs for everyone and they loved it.
    Here is a pic of the rag doll I made, I must say that yours are much better though ! http://twitpic.com/7wx6qk

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  5. aw, such lovely gifts you made! <3

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  6. these are so lovely & so much more thoughtful than just buying something. i love the fabric on the girl doll's dress & the jam lids, so cute that they match! xx

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  7. It's great idea! I made handmade gifts for my grandparents - collage of their hollidays photos and meringues :)))

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  8. I really like handmade gifts, they show that you really put effort in something. My mom also makes jam for friends, mostly from fruits out of our garden. It's always sooo delicious

    e2xli.blogspot.com

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  9. Aww, that's very nice of you Georgina. I made a card for my boyfriend (LOL).

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  10. The jam looks good! These gifts are super lovely! x

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  11. Lovely! I was too busy/lazy this year to make anything. Hopefully will make them ALL next year to save money. Mmmmm jam!

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  13. The dolls are soo cute!
    I transferred a photograph to canvas for my parents:
    Here's my post about it

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  14. Very gorgeous job on the gifts! Those people are really lucky to get presents like those :3

    ~ Kieli ~

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  15. Thanks for your comments &/or links everyone, I shall definitely check them out!

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  16. Amazing post as always. I love handmade things.

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