Monday, 14 December 2009

Handmade Christmas!

This year whilst trying to get my own little business off the ground money has been tight to say the least.  Needless to say that when it came time to ask the girls how many presents they needed for friends this year after a large gulp I needed to get my thinking cap on.  Normally I would just trundle off down to either superdrug or boots and buy something, however, budget constraints were not allowing that this year.  So here is what I came up with for littlest child a cupcake brooch with small tissue parcel of sweets and a handmade gift box.  For teen a felt twilight brooch and a feather hair clip, now this is where the plan went a tad pear shaped as I had spent so long planning and making I ran out of steam admitted defeat and bought the gift bags for her.  So all in all not 100% handmade but a sight cheaper than a trip to the town centre would have been and there is no wonder Santa needs all year off I am exhausted now!


Tracey said...

I like the cupcake brooch!

I reckon you did a great job. I haven't made too many gifts this year but I have brought a fair amount of handmade stuff ... not sure that counts in the budget department but I sure feel good about it!

Tracey said...

Thanks for the comment on the blog .... Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope its a stress free one and Santa is exceptionally good to you!