A little while ago I promised to show the gifts I'd made for Christmas presents.
I think it's always nice to have pretty tools and storage for needle crafts, and most of us never have the resources or inclination to buy them for ourselves. ( Plus it's usually quite expensive!)
My eldest niece has begun to knit for her first baby, due next month, and has been trying to keep everything in a pretty Cath Kidston knitting needle case she was given for a present - as you might imagine this was not working too well!
I decided to create her a special knitting bag and added pretty stitch markers and other knitting accessories in the pocket. Yellow is her favourite colour (which is also very useful at the moment as we don't know if it's a boy or a girl!) There had to be some embroidery of course. I designed a knitted yellow baby bootee as the motif, as a reminder of this special time.
The design needed to be very Retro/homemade looking to tie in with the choice of fabric
(Tanya Whelan). I used some lovely old fashioned handles, and lined it with the smaller rose print fabric you can see on the pocket.
Then I found out my sister- in- law did not have a proper knitting bag either! I liked the design of Katherine's so much I created another for her mum, using her favourite colours and preferred style. This bag is in a pretty 'mock Elizabethan embroidery' print, lined with a toning cream sprig fabric, and slightly different the embroidery design.
And, finally I actually managed to make myself something, - which almost never happens! A smart, padded case for my lovely new Kindle to sleep snugly in.
What did you make? or what are you planning to create this year? I'd love to know.