Back in October I posted a picture of a WIP Christmas gift. In fact I made a whole set of identical presents for family members. They have all received them now, so I can show them properly. This will have to be my last 'Christmas' category post for a bit,I think.
I got some baskets from IKEA, and then did some embroidery and lined the baskets
I padded out the spaces with tissue, then wrapped them in cellophane tied with a big bow.
Everyone seemed to like the baskets - especially Gillian, who had a breadmaker for Christmas.
I have been quite amused by the recent articles I have read which say that due to the Credit Crunch, we will have to learn to make-do-and-mend, and give "home-crafted" gifts in future. Some of us have done that for as long as we can remember - and I have yet to see an article which reminds you that if you want to give gifts you have made yourself, you need to start planning and making well in advance. I think Bob and I gave about 3 dozen gifts which we had made - but planning started in August as soon as Holiday Club was over!