Welcome to my New 2019 Project
- Gift Along -
- Gift Along -
Over Christmas I've been researching all sorts of projects for my "Gift Along". The idea is that every month we'll make gifts ready for Christmas. You can always dip into your gifts for birthday's too (I already have). There's a range of easy makes & ones that require a little more time. These patterns might be one of my own designs, a free pattern from another site or from a book you might like to purchase. I'll give you all the information & links to my site for fabrics & other sites where I've bought haberdashery.
Lip Balm Key Ring Mini Case
These easy to make Lip Balm pockets are a great scrap buster. This free pattern is from Sew4Home. Their tutorial has full instructions & a down loadable template.
My finished Lip Balm Key Ring Cases
I also had a pattern saved from a Pretty Patches Magazine, this shows an easier way of making them but using the same principle. I've not manage to find the pattern on line but it's worth looking through your old magazines to see if they have any easy projects.
Easy Lip Balm Pockets - I used Baby Pink Dots for the lining
I love both versions, they're the perfect stocking filler for family & friends. Just add their favourite lip balm & it's sure to be well received.
My other project for January is a knitting one. The Autumn & Winter months are also filled with knitting in my house. I love it when you get a craft book where you want to make everything in it. "Knitting from the North" is that book.
Last year I made the Arrow Cuffs (Page 30). They take about 3 hours to make each cuff. I've used my cuffs so much I saw these as a perfect man present. Instead of following the arrow design I just used a block colour. My husband asked for grey & black to match both his coats. I ended up giving them to him as soon as I'd finished, I felt a bit mean making him wait till December :) I'm now making a black set for someones 50th.
My Arrow Cuffs - I used left over sock yarn from Coop Knits for the arrows & some Debbie Bliss yarn for the main colour
I used left over yarn from my husbands crochet stash. He made a hat using Cascade yarn, these match it perfectly.
It's a chunky yarn but it made up well still using the original needle size.
I was away for a few days in Sands End & Whitby, my winter woolly makes definitely came in handy :)
I hope these projects have inspired you to start my Gift Along. Have a look through your craft books & magazines to see what you can add to the year. My next project will be posted on the 1st February. Have a creative week