Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Christmas countdown - September

It's nearly the end of the month, so it's time to publish my Christmas present finishes ready to link up with Allie's Christmas Countdown.



I've already shown you the 4 pencil rolls I made for the little ones, but I've also made another set of presents.  It's about bloody time I got on top of this Christmas business, it's October on Saturday!  I'm incredibly glad I don't have to worry about Halloween crafting, Halloween has no bearing on my life whatsoever, I'm English and proud!



I showed you a few posts ago the lovely DS fabric's I'd been sent from The Wee Pixie.  Well, I usually put new fabric on the shelf and admire it for a while, but I dived right into that little bundle!  Shopping with my mum on Saturday, I came across these lovely little tissue packs:



Oh yes, Cath Kidston and Emma Bridgewater to blow your nose on!  I wouldn't normally buy something like that, too expensive and a bit pointless, but I thought they'd make a nice gift in a tissue cosy.  I found a pattern on Bitty Bits and Pieces, though only after spending about an hour searching through my books and magazines as I KNOW I saw a pattern recently, but could I find it?

I just have to digress a moment for a quick rant.  I've been using Delicious to store my bookmarks for ages now and I've always loved it.  Now they've changed it, in the past day or so.  It's really annoying. The layout is horrible and hard to navigate, it doesn't autosuggest your tags anymore and I can't always remember what I called something, it goes back to your bookmark list, not the webpage you were on after saving a link and it keeps making me log in even though I'm already logged in!

Anyway, back to the tissue holders.  As I've ranted, I'll just get on with it.  Ta dah!



The bunnies were a tad confused about the outdoor photo shoot this morning.  I tried to take pictures last night, but alas, it's gone all dark again!  This morning was bright, but not in the house as we have that anti-peeking film stuff on the windows so I had to take it outside.  I gave them their breakfast, then started setting up but they didn't eat, they just sat there staring at me.




Yes, they look very odd in this photo, but it was the only way I could show you the linings, by pushing the corners in.



And here they are with the tissues in.  I haven't taken them out of the wrappers as they get all gooey and dirty.  Hopefully not sitting on a shelf in my craft room, but you never know.

So, September, 7 presents made, 5 gazillion to go!  October had better be more productive!




15 comments:

Fiona said...

You've done well with Christmas gifts.... the tissue holders are great... I was given one and I use it all the time... must do some for gifts too...
Hugz

Libby said...

Tissue holders are a great gift! I have one and love it!

Pam said...

Great idea... quick and easy, but, oh so useful.

Threeundertwo said...

I'm a little lost on Delicious right now too. I hope they clear up the logging in and everything soon.

Love the tissue holders! Great gift idea. Thanks for the link.

Sandra :) said...

7 is great, and those tissue holders are cute --- I haven't gotten any Christmas gifts done yet, but I still have 2 days, LOL!

Lisa said...

This is a great idea for a little Christmas gift. I'm going to have to try these - thanks!

Agy said...

Love your tissue holders! A great choice of fabric :-)

Allie said...

How CUTE! I love the fabrics! Yep, you're definitely guilting me now, lol!!!

Nancy Lee said...

I have two presents done. This is impressive for me, since I normally bake/sew/cook like a fiend for three weeks in December. It is not healthy is multi-task in that fashion. Just sayin'...
Well done, you! CK tissues? Seriously cute. I would probably keep them "for good" (I have no idea what that means, but my mom made me keep all kinds of things for good..)

Cheryll said...

Great gifts... and soooo useful too. Congrats on some Xmas finishes! :)

Val said...

Love these tissue holders!!! They are great.

shez said...

well done Wendy,lovely gifts and i know what you mean by going through mags because you have just recently seen the project that you want to make in 1 recently,lol.

Sarah said...

Great ideas! Hope October is super productive for you. :-)

The Dotty One said...

Seven gifts sounds pretty good to me - I haven't even started!! Then again I don't give that many thankfully! Last year I did all handmade gifts and I think I did them all in December - it was pretty tight!! The problem I'm finding that once you have done handmade gifts a few times it is difficult to come up with more ideas. Especially as half of my family have birthdays between now and Christmas!
Hope October is productive for you!

SimpleThingsSweetLife said...

Very pretty!! Martha Stewart has a pattern for these using felt...maybe that's where you've seen it before.