Arts and Crafts: Gift Ideas

Christmas 2012 I decided to do gifts on a budget and turned my hand to making a few presents, mostly for the younger children (toys) and the adults (liquor!) and missed out the teenagers as it was a pretty hard task knitting x-box games o_O
Instead of foodie gifts (which I made the year before) I wanted to make some craft and home items so wanted to share them with you and hope they serve as a little inspiration :) (Sorry for the rubbish photos, they were taken in a rush!)
Little Cow sock toy pet collage gifts

Collage of our little Pippin :) & Sleepy cow sock toy


Brush roll, glasses case and business card holder

Brush roll, Glasses Case & Business Card Holder


sock monkey copy

Cheeky Sock Monkey


christmas cross stitch chick

Christmas Chick Cross stitch

I also made some limoncello, blackberry and raspberry liquor and hot chocolate jars for the adults which consisted of a decorated glass jar filled with a hot chocolate recipe mix and lots of scrummy marshmallows to melt into it :)
Do you make any special gifts for your friends and family? What handmade gift would you like someone to make you?

More cakey goodness…

Cupcakes made entirely from haberdashery and textiles from JosyRose…but of a different kind! These cakes created by Nicola Adamson from look just as delicious as baked treats but contain none of the calories! They are in fact, made entirely from haberdashery!

Josyrose is a haberdashery boutique based in London. They are one of my favourite websites of all time and I have been using their products for years for all my craft and design projects ~ especially useful during my textiles diploma for bits and bobs! It’s run by some very friendly and lovely people who share my love of cupcakes, so it seemed appropriate to mention them during National Cupcake Week.

These cake motifs are so cute! Shown below is my favourite ~ Cup cake iced with lemon and pink embroidery, topped with a purple cherry – 19p each

Josyrose have offered readers of The Beauty and the Feast a discount of 10% on the josyrose diamante range until 12/10/09, using code: NEWCRY x