Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Stocking Stuffers!

First, a super huge THANK YOU to everyone who came by the shop this past weekend.  If you were just looking or if you were shopping your heart out, I thank you for your support.  I had a wonderful time packing up your precious fabric - it's winging its way to you right now!

Onto sewing news....if you're a member of my family and expecting a gift from me Christmas day, please look away now!

Ok.

This is the first year in a long time that I am not giving primarily hand made Christmas gifts.  That being said, I could not go cold turkey and only give store-bought stuff. I had to make little stocking stuffers.  Using this tutorial, I made seven pairs of rice filled, microwavable hand warmers.


 There's one for each member of my family to open on Christmas morning.  We always go for a walk Christmas afternoon, so they should keep us toasty!


Now, if I just tossed them into a stocking on Christmas day they'd sink down to the toe.  So I made little coordinating drawstring bags using this pattern to keep them together and 'afloat' atop of the candy and oranges.


I used little elephants for my niece Nieve (trying still not to be too girly for my brother), penguins for my Mom (because she loves them!) and fish for my brother (he would flyfish all day long if we let him).


There are stars for Brian (my superstar), birds for my sister in law (she loves a walk in the woods) and chilli peppers for my Dad (our family cook).


Of course there are little sheep for me.


I am totally digging them.  I hope those who find them Christmas morning think they're fun too!

14 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

aahhh so cute!!! I love penguins too, my kids always show me everything they see that has one on! Great stocking fillers :)

Isisjem said...

I love the hand warmer idea and those little bags are gorgeous.

Quilterbell said...

Very cute!

Di said...

Great idea for handy presents. Di x

Nicky said...

Love the penguins! Glad you are treating yourself too!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Sooooo cute, love them!

tomomi mcelwee said...

So cute!!

Katy Cameron said...

Such a fun idea! Alas, no microwave...

DeborahGun said...

such a great idea - and very cute. I think I would be putting mini fans into mine though!

Leanne said...

What a great idea and I love the bags especially!

Kerry Wilkinson said...
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pennydog said...

These are so cute! Instead of making stockings, I wrapped up OH's little stuff in the shape of a turkey. I too am not making so much this year.

Kay said...

Great presents!

Tina said...

I'd love to find that in my stocking!!

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