Christmas preset round-up and Happy New Year

with 4 Comments

Before 2011 ends I want to take a moment to look at the homemade Christmas presents. Both the ones I made and gave away and the ones I got. For more inspiration check out my Pinterest board “Making Christmas Gifts 2011“.

But before I show off the photos I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Today I am 39 weeks on in my pregnancy and waiting and waiting for the baby to want to come out. In all likelihood it will happen in January as December is all but over now. I can’t wait to show off all the clothes and other goodies I have been knitting and sewing for the little one. If you are interested in some of the tutorials I have been using have a look at my Pinterest board ” Creating for baby“.


A bag I made for my husband with embroidered (not by me) birds (he is a big bird fan)


A tray my husband and I decoupaged with maps for my little brother who is studying geography.


I made a couple of these porcupine pin cushions for my mother and sister using this wonderful tutorial from Prudent Baby


I made these Christmas stockings for my husband and myself using this free tutorial.


My sister made this vinyl record bowl for my husband. There is a free tutorial for this here.


She also made him this fab pencil case for his art pencils.


For me she made this pretty shawl which I can’t wait to use.

4 Responses

  1. debbie

    Hi Eddie, what a great array of gifts. You were very busy. I love the stockings. Good luck with the birth – I will be thinking of you! Happy New Year xx

    • Eddie

      Thank you debbie.

  2. Dawn

    Wow Eddie … 39 weeks … wishing you a peaceful birth, I look forward to logging on and seeing you all cuddled up with your baby. Enjoy, and rest, rest, rest .

    Lovely round-up of crafts, just getting into using Pinterest myself so shall take a look at your board sometime for inspiration.

    Happy New Year to you both and your awaited baby x

    love Dawn (hants WSD :-))

    • Eddie

      Thanks Dawn
      The birth was long but the outcome is wonderful. Lots of love to you.
      Eddie xx