I didn't manage to make as many presents as I had hoped this year but it has still managed to be a fairly crafty Christmas.
Our next door neighbour made Daisy's mahoosive dolly Beatrice a new bed so I made the bedding to go with it (but I still need to paint the bed which is why it isn't properly in the picture!)
and Granny Biscuit knitted the squares for this blanket for Beatrice then Aunty Mo sewed them together and crocheted the border and the lovely flowers.
Another of Daisy's other presents from us was a sewing kit with fabrics from my stash so she can learn to make a patchwork quilt for Beatrice.
I made Fred some of Jodie's fantastic "racing snails" although I didn't have time to make a fabric race-track so I did one on the computer, added some fabric leaves and then laminated each sheet.
It's such a fab game to play - especially as the spinner I made to act as a dice has lots of minus numbers too so the snails go all over the place - just like in a real snail race!
I knitted Mr Locket a hat that I finished on Christmas Eve and plonked on his head - only to discover it was too small/strange :( so Fred ended up with a "cool skater dude" hat instead!
I also knitted my mummy a cowl/snood type of scarf-ey thingummyjig complete with the odd hole where I knitted it in the dark at the cinema while watching Wall-E with the children - but I reckon that just adds character and provenance to the finished item. Don't you?!
I made Dorothy three crafty kits in these lovely suitcases.
The top one has a basic sewing kit, the middle one has some lovely felts and perle threads and The Cute Book, and the bottom one has a selection of wools, a crochet hook and the Kids Learn to Crochet book.
But even before she got these presents Dot was busy making gifts for her little brother and sister.
She made Daisy this beautiful Betz White style cupcake pincushion
with a matching needle case
to go in her sewing kit.
and for Fred she made a Mrs Perkins Giraffe by Melly and Me
and although she didn't win the card making competition at school, I thought her design was so lovely that I got it made into a proper Christmas card at Vistaprint
And then I got loads of crafty Christmas presents too!
and lots and lots and lots of lovely Amy Butler fabrics!
So although I didn't get EVERYTHING done - it was still a really Crafty Christmas chez Locket!