Only four months until Christmas! This is what I have been working on to fill the tins in the recycled advent tin calendar I am making for my mom.
And here is what I made:
One of the things i like about moving to a new area is that it provides me with the opportunity to learn more about what grows in my area. These Seed Envelopes are the result of my newly acquired knowledge. I identified foxglove and two different species of poppies and learned how to harvest their seeds. Hopefully they will make a welcome addition to my mom’s garden.
An empty kleenx box was sacrificed to make a tiny notebook using this tutorial for a Center Stitched Book.
The quote on the inside of the tin for December 15 reminds us all to make the best of what we have. Mending and quilt making are both excellent ways to “make it do.” I made my mom a set of Korean inspired leather thimbles to help her with her hand sewing. I also included a bit of beeswax from when I kept bees
I have high hopes that this pandemic will be over before Christmas. If it is, my mom can use this mask to clean out her chicken coup or when she throws hay to her horses. I made the mask using fabric from my stash an a free mask pattern from Victory Patterns. I really l like the way it fits.
I entertained the idea of making this little angel ornament for some time. In my head, she looked a whole lot better. She might get replaced with chocolate. I’m not sure yet.
A few scraps of Aida cloth, some embroidery floss, and a couple of free patterns were all that I needed to make my mom a couple of quilt labels.
Even if I do say so myself, I think I did pretty well. I think I made some nice additions to my mom’s Christmas gift for very little money.
How about you? Have you spent anytime during lockdown creating Christmas gifts? Leave me a comment and let me know. I am also looking for ideas for gifts for the remaining tins, so if you have any suggestions or links to useful tutorials, please share. I always love hearing from you.