Sunday, 18 December 2011

Spa Kits - complete!

I have finally finished the spa kits!  Well, OK, I've got one washcloth to crochet as apparently I can't count, but they're pretty much done.

I never showed you the eye masks, so here they are:

After I'd finished sewing them, I put one on and Mr CA said "the nose cut out needs to be bigger".  I gave him an "annoyed look" and ignored him.  Maybe I've just got a big nose...

They have elastic at the back to account for a range of small - large heads.  Not that I'm saying my family and friends have large heads, but you never know.

So, want to see the completed Spa kits?

Here they are, all full of goodies.  Want to see what's in each one?

The slippers and eye mask are from this tutorial, the bag itself is from a pattern in Making magazine.  The crochet washcloths are are different from various patterns in one of my books.  There's also a couple of homemade soaps and bath bombs.  The kit above also includes a bought pig-shaped shower gel.  This kit is for my piggy-loving mum.

Would you be excited to find this under your Christmas tree?

Each kit is the same but different.  Some have plastic bath toys in them - for the mother's of small children. 

The slippers and eye masks are all made from the DS quilt line that was sold in the US in Joann's.  Each has a different colour combination.  I wish I'd had enough to make the bags the same, but it was not to be.

Most of the washcloths are made from cotton or acrylic yarn, I made them months and months ago, at the start of the year I think.

The soap and bath bombs are all from a couple of kits, but there are recipes galore on the internet if you want to try it.  The soap is just melt-and-pour and was easy, the bath bombs were NOT easy!

Phew, it feels like a weight of my mind now that is done. I'm just having a break after finishing my last batch of candles and candle tarts and before making my gift tags.  Not long to go now but most items are crossed off my list - either because they're done or because I've decided not to make them!  Ah well, at least I'll have some ideas for next year!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

These are the best! I'd be a very happy bunny if someone took so much time and effort to make me something so nice. Lovely. Beth/The Linen Cat :)

Allie said...

Oh Wendy what spectacular gifts! They are going to LOVE them! You're amazing!

RobynLouise said...

Lol, love the spa bags!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A fabulous gift to go under the Christmas tree. Love how it all goes together and is presented in a cute little bag.

Janet said...

I would love to receive one of the spa kits. How fun! I know whoever receives them will know that a lot of work and thoughtfulness went into their gift. You would be a very special friend to have. AND what do husbands know about eye masks! LOL

Anonymous said...

Your spa kits are great! The recipients are going to love them. What a thoughtful gift.

Ady said...

Lucky gift receipients!! Wonderful gifts and all so beautifully made. Well done you!

The Dotty One said...

These are fab. I would be so pleased to find one of these under my tree - your friends/family are very lucky! I hope they appreciate all the hard work!
Glad you are nearly done on all your gifts - I'm having a bit of a last minute panic!!

Jennifer said...

These look wonderful! I would love to get this for Christmas : ) Pampering is a rare and special gift for a mom : )

April's Homemaking said...

What a wonderful handmade gift!! I bet everyone will love these, great job!!

HoneySage said...

Adorable! This idea is going on my list for next year. It is one I can work on all year and not get bored. Thank you so much for sharing!

AttemptingAloha said...

Great job! I made a kids' sleeping mask for my daughter and a tiny one for her Build-A-Bear. Fun to see other like-minded crafters. :)


Misty @Creative Itch said...

I'm sure all the recipients of these Spa Kits LOVED them!!

Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'...I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!