2015 Christmas gifts
Knowing it was going to be a busy Christmas this year, I had to keep my gifts pretty simple so I'd have time to rest-up well before all the visitors arrived. That meant that many more people than usual got simple things like preserves or got bought presents. Still, I did manage to make a few things: here are some of my favourites.
|Beard bells for Martin's brother-in-law Chris (based on beard-baubles, but made of tiny jingling bells instead). I couldn't resist after I came across the idea :-)|
|New Zealand-themed bags for my niece and nephew (patterns here and here)|
|Bill the Cat-themed gardening gloves for Martin. I broke a number of needles sewing the motifs onto the gloves - next time I'd glue them instead!)|
|Psalm 92:1-4 framed for Martin's Mum. The verse is printed, not hand-written, and the motif was cut-out using a cool cutting machine Martin borrowed off one of his colleagues.|
|Trekka-themed tea towels for Martin's Uncle Mike. Trekka is the only car actually designed and made in New Zealand. The photos on the tea-towels are pictures of the actual Trekka they owned (the same car, with and without it's bolt-on fibreglass top).|