Christmas Gifts – Part 1


By Judith on October 12, 2011
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Details of my Celebration Giveaway can be found here.  Giveaway closes Monday 17th October.

There’s something about Christmas time that brings out the excited inner child in us all.  

For me, I love the smells of Christmas, spicy cinnamon & orange candles, fresh pines from the tree, home baked mince pies and shortbread. Mmmmm!
So it’s time for me to get ready for my Christmas classes! Folks who come along to class have already been asking me with excited anticipation ‘what will we be making?’.
I have scheduled in 3 weeks this year for making Christmas Gifts.  These will be small items that are quick to make and can be varied and adapted to suit the intended recipient.  
I like to give my class a choice of what they can make, so this week I’ll share with you some of the ideas I’ll be teaching.
First up, a different kind of mugrug:

Last year I came across this tutorial on Sew Mama Sew for the Hostess Box.  I asked permission from the designer Jennifer Casa & Sew Mama Sew to adapt the pattern and teach it in class.  Permission was v.kindly granted and so I got to work downsizing the pattern to come up with this mini hostess box.

The box is held in place with velcro, but these wee boxes could easily be makes in themselves, filled with yummy sweets (I particularly like fudge!) and given to teachers as end of term pressies.

And the mugrug could be any design you like.  
I think kids would love these too filled with their favourite sweeties! Jxo
So there you have it!  My Christmas Gifts part 1.  Tune in tomorrow for part 2!
Have a great Wednesday!
Judith xo