Saturday, January 12, 2013

Parental Christmas gifts.....

 I didn't make as many handmade gifts this year as last year just because of time constraints but I did make an exception with my parents as they are probably my biggest fans (as they should be of course :-) and really appreciate my handmade gifts. So this year for my Mother I made this writing compendium based on the one  I made here. I picked out some pretty floral prints that I thought she would like and embellished the outer cover with some ric-rac and machine embroidery.

 A while back now I raided my Mothers button tin so I thought it was only appropriate to chose a button from her past and this button is such a pretty one don't you think?
 I've had this hen fabric for ages and since my Mother likes hens I decided it was the perfect use for it.

 And here's the back with some pretty blue and grey ric-rac that coordinates perfectly with these pretty prints.

 Now my Dad was pretty easy too as he admired my bible cover so I made covers for two of his three bibles. These are fairly quick to whip up once I've made the fabric choices and the pieces are cut out.

My favourite detail is the ribbon bookmark on this cover where I have simply combined the purple woven tape with the aqua ric-rac.


 Here's the back of each cover. As you can see I used some lovely vibrant Bali Batik's and I tried to avoid anything too feminine or pretty.
Suffice to say they were both happy with their respective gifts made with love :-)




5 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Great job, and yes, your parents are always your biggest fans of handmade things, which is a good thing really!

XUE said...

With such a creative daughter, no wonder they are your fans! Me too!

Diane said...

Love those gifts! What a wonderful daughter you are... I copped out of making gifts this year and just sent fruit baskets!

Michele Pacey said...

They are lovely Catherine! I can understand why they are your biggest fans. You make them such beautiful gifts.

I'm especially fond of the compendium. I bet she was pleased with that!

Karen said...

They are wonderful gifts! I bet they were very well received.

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