I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front as I’ve been busily preparing for Christmas. I think I mentioned a while ago that I was planning on this year either making or buying handmade presents. It’s been harder than I thought but a lot more rewarding! So far I have made a few stocking fillers and this bike inspired iPad cover for my Husband. I had to give it to him early for fear of him buying one! He loves it especially as he is obsessed with bikes!!
My next task was to make my secret Santa presents. I had decided I wanted to make an Apron to go with a cookie mix in a jar. I found a nice pattern for an apron in a book I got for my birthday – Free and Easy Stitch Style by Poppy Treffry. It is a gorgeous book and I just adore her style! I omitted the appliqué bit however as I am waiting on my embroidery foot to arrive! I used a cute russian doll fabric and modified the pattern slightly as the apron seemed to be quite long! Here’s the finished result
I then followed a recipe for the cookie mix in a jar for those who haven’t heard of these, it’s basically most of the ingredients you need to make delicious cookies all in a jar! I think they make lovely presents!
I just need to add some ribbon and wrap it using my creative wrapping skills! Hope my secret Santa likes it!
Please pop by Wendy’s blog to see what everyone else has been making this week!