More Gift Ideas

More Gift Ideas

I am still poking round the net for gift ideas and have turned up this froggie heat pack which appealed to me.

Clover has a project gallery sections include embroidery, needlework, craft, felting, sewing and quilting.The projects are free and presented in PDF format. While on the site I discovered their technique tutorials which are presented in a video format so you can watch a demonstration. Links found with thanks via Lazy Girl

In fact take a look at the Lazy Girl as there are simply oodles of gift ideas and seasonal projects listed there.

Decorating the tree is always fun and making your own ornaments is even more so. Making these candy cane mice with children would be fun or perhaps you just need to be young at heart to enjoy them. The design is simple and easily manipulated by small fingers.

When Eve my daughter was young she had a thing for clowns and even though she is now 25 I still seem to notice them. This crazy clown doll is easy to make and would delight a child.

I liked these small purses/bags made from recycled mens ties.


  1. Many thanks for the Christmas sites. I have bookmarked most of them. It is always good to have some craft on hand for the young ones to make.
    I am glad you like the ornies.

  2. Sharon, thanks for all these links. You’ve tempted me once again to spend over 40 minutes surfing around, when I should be sewing for a client! LOL. Oh well, it IS raining and cooler today, so I can spend all day sewing if I want in relative comfort. And during my coffee breaks I’ll be popping back to continue on. Now if I can just pull out the embroidery fabric in the next few days, I can finally start some catching up. Bet you’ve heard THAT one before!
    Christine, in lovely cool Sydney.

  3. Just nan .com has a charming Christmas themed etui pattern with Santas and such to embroider on the pyramid shaped box,inside pockets for scissors and other small tools and a Christmas tree shaped pincushion in the center. Many other patterns on the same site


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