Sunday, 18 December 2011

MoreThrifty Gifts

At 10 years old, February niece is rapidly growing up. Deciding what to make for her was much more difficult...

February niece always has her head stuck in a book & so I made a lined, zipped book bag with a small zipped pocket inside. The fabric was leftover from Emma's curtains. I sandwiched wadding in between the layers before machine quilting it together.


Then I made a removable, washable, fabric covered notebook 


& a lined, padded case for her glasses.


What makes it extra special is knowing that the fabric lining in the book bag was leftover from a shirt that one of my Grandmothers made. My niece & Grandmother also share the same name...

8 comments:

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

You really make me wish I could sew, I think these presents are perfect and made even more special by the connections of three generations. *sigh*

Annie said...

Lovely :D

I was knitting for my three nieces but think I may have to put the three pairs of fingerless mitts away for next year as at this rate they'll only be able to keep one hand warm each come Christmas Day!

jackiescrafts said...

This is a fabulous gift I'm sure your niece will be thrilled. I'm determined to make more gifts next year and get to grips better with my machine

Rachel said...

It always thrilled me to have some connection with my Grandmama, so I'm sure she'll be very happy!

Magic Bean said...

Hullo. I have been reading your recent posts- love the dolls clothes and g, f and m recipe. Back soon, Ax

Mrs. Micawber said...

What a beautiful set of gifts. I love the stripey tape zipper pull and the fascinating little inside pocket.

Toffeeapple said...

I think that she will be very excited to receive a gift like that, I know I would be. What a lovely aunt you are.

Calico Kate said...

That is all very beautiful. Well done you. Love the crossing generations link.
CKx

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