Secret Santa Gifts

By Judith on December 12, 2019
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During our last week of classes we have adopted the tradition of ‘Secret Santa’.


I love this fun tradition, seeing the variety of handmade and bought gifts, all for under £5!


6 weekly classes means I have 6 Secret Santa presents to either make or buy. This year I’m trying not to buy as many presents, but making gifts where I can.


So here are my handmade Secret Santa classes gifts:


Tilda EPP Pin Cushions (Secret Santa)


As you know I’ve been EPP-ing in the evenings, enjoying working with my Tilda scraps from past projects.


Tilda EPP Pin Cushions (Secret Santa)


I saw some cute pincushions on Pinterest and thought my little Tilda Grandmother’s flowers would make pretty pinnies!


Tilda EPP Pincushions (Secret Santa)


I appliqued the flowers onto some Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax) and hand stitched with pale pink embroidery floss around the outside of the flowers.


Tilda EPP Pin Cushions (Secret Santa)


I really like the recessed buttons on this design. I covered some buttons with more Tilda scraps and pulled the thread tightly through to the back of the pincushion to give it a more cushiony look!


Tilda EPP Pin Cushions (Secret Santa)


I paired each pincushion up with a packet of pins and I’m pleased to report that the ‘secret’ gifts were very well received!


Tilda EPP Pin Cushions (Secret Santa)


So my secret Santa pinnies are not so secret anymore!

And a big thank you to all my ‘Secret Santas’ for the lovely gifts that I received!


Happy gifting!


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