Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Christmas Makes

As every year I've made a few Christmas gifts and Christmas ornaments. A friend of mine has recently retired and wants to start to embroider so I made her this box and filled it with some essentials.

Then I made these patchwork note book covers

A couple of bird ornaments 

Then I made a couple of folders with papers I bought in China. The first is a very typical Chines pattern

and here are some Shanghai ladies from the twenties. I hope my friends from my Asia time will enjoy them. 

 A Christmas pillow. I used two tea towels from my mum's bottom drawer, which she lovingly embroidered with her initials but then never used. The applique is done in felt. 

 This pillow gave me the ideas for this year's Christmas cards. Luckily I started early as I had to make about 80 of them. 

Let's look at those babies a bit closer. I really enjoyed drawing them and I must say they got better and better the more I practiced

and then I couldn't stop and made a few tags too. 

And of course the obligatory Christmas cookies.

and ready to be given away. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and light and a fantastic New Year.

Vreni xx


Chookyblue...... said...

Lovely makes for Christmas......especially love your Christmas cards.....

LintLady said...

Liebe Vreni,
da hast du wunderschöne Sachen gemacht.
Mir gefällt besonders die Starter-Kiste für das Stickmaterial.
Ich wünsche dir noch schöne Weihnachten und ein wunderbares neues Jahr 2019.
LG Doris :o)

Geckoboxes said...

What an adorable gifts you made! Good to see you are in such a creative mood!XHilde

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Thank you dear Vreni for sharing your Christmas inspiration and creativity
You really put your heart into these beautiful gifts and cards.
Merry Christmas dear friend

Susan said...

Amazing Vreni, just amazing!!! You are so talented and make such beautiful things. I love it when you post because you are so inspiring xxx

Lynda said...

Such fun gifts to give. Homemade is always the best! We had lots of family here for Thanksgiving so I made lots of goodies then. Christmas was a little more sparse but all the neighbor gifts made up for how little baking I did.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What lovely gifts you made. Did you make the scissor fob, too? Happy New Year!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Vreni -- you were busy before Christmas this year. They're ALL so beautiful. Did you hand draw every single Christmas card? So, so pretty! Hope your New Year is off to a great start -- Happy New Year!