I’m making presents! (Part One)
This is my first pre-Christmas with money AND time on my hands to get serious, picked-with-love Christmas presents for the people I luurrrrve. And trust me, my beloved people who are reading my nonsense, I DID spend money. But as you now know, I also like making stuff. I like it very much indeed. So I decided to produce a few things myself afterall.
I started off with a calendar for 2016 for my mum. Here are a few pages to give you an example. I didn’t stick with one style throughout the whole calendar because it wouldn’t fit my mothers personality.
My former house mates as well as my dad and his wife are getting calendars, too. I haven’t started on them yet but I will show you some of the pages as soon as I get round to more craftiness.
Next up was a music box for my brother:
I am not quite sure if he is getting the same excellent lessons about rock music as I did when I was his age (he is 13 now), so I decided to take matters into my own hands and put together a collection of 25 oldschool rock songs. They now sit on a USB flash drive in this hand decorated “music box”. I kind of liked the idea of the 21st century technology combined with the ‘classic’ design.
Then I decided to make some christmas cards as well. Or shall I say, pimp some cards I made many years ago? This one used to be just some mint coloured carton that I’ve found somewhere in my mothers attic in 1998, maybe? Back in the day, I slapped a sticker and some glitter glue on it and thought I was done. Yesterday I pulled it out of a huge stack of cards and spiced it up a bit, using a scalpel, some gold pen and washi tape. Ladles and Jelly beans, I give you ze result:
And, last but not least, the advent calendar for my mother. I used to have 24 little cloth bags for that but somehow they must have disappeared during the move or so. So I bought two packs of matchboxes on amazon and decorated them.
Here is a little collection:
I very much enjoyed making all these little things, and maybe you got some inspiration for your own presents.
There is more to come – chocolate on a stick, home baked cookies and moaaar calendars is all I’m saying for now.
So long! xo xo