There are 15 pupils in Papaya's class including her. That means 15 5th birthdays this school year and 14 gift bags I need to make for the presents! Here are two of them for a party tomorrow. I love the 50's style little children fabric! The flowers that are holding on the gift tags are actually little brooches so kind of part of the present themselves.
Inside the bags are a book and card for each girl. I hope they like them :)
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Shortie Pyjamas in dinosaur print for my non-god-godson and robot print for his big brother.
I made them with drawstring waists, as they're skinny boys, and popper fastening for easy dressing. Of course they each come in matching bags ;)
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
These ones are for my cousins. I enjoyed matching the colours of the bags and their ribbons to the contents. The tags are some of our saltdough creations with the message written on using a Sharpie.
The pink bag had a couple of homemade goodies inside too, a box and an unintentionally spider-looking brooch.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
I knew as soon as I saw this tutorial to make felt flower brooches that I had to give it a try. In the end I made three brooches to give as presents this Xmas but I forgot to take a photograph of one of them before I gave it away! The brooch above was for my mother, and ended up larger than I would have liked but I reckon it would look great on a coat or a hat.
This green and turquoise brooch was for my sister-in-law. After I had sewn around the back of the brooches and added the pin, I cut a circle of felt and and glue-gunned it in place to seal the whole thing and give a better finish.
All three brooches were rather large and un-wieldy so I need to put some practise in to make some more delicate ones!
Friday, 2 January 2009
Another part of my family's presents, I made these Jewellery boxes for my mother and my sister-in-law. The boxes were made by decorating some papier mache blanks I found in my local Hobbycraft. The inner circle in the lids was removable so I was able to decorate it separately from the rest gluing on a fabric or paper to suit each person. I glued the pattern on both sides so the inside of the box lid was decorated too. the rest of the box I painted using two coats of emulsion and then sprayed with varnish to seal it.
The green box is for my sister-in-law. I used the same fabric I had used to make her a badge and picked out the green colour for the rest of the box.
The red box is for my mother. I chose the patterned paper to coordinate with a book I had bought her. The red was so that it would match her bedroom. I found some glittery self-adhesive border supposed to be used for scrapbooking in Hobbycraft too so used that to add a pretty detail.