Friday, 30 December 2011

Some Christmas Present Makes

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I almost cant believe its all over.  I kind of feel my house has been through some kind of tornado as there is literally, stuff everywhere!!  Still, a fab time was had by all as Santa came with lots of presents.  I've obviously been a very good girl this year!

So now that its all over with, I thought I'd share a few things I made for my lovely sister for Christmas.  I dont make stuff for everyone, as not everyone appreciates the handmade look (cant imagine why!) but I knew exactly what I wanted to make for my lovely sis.

"The Nook" sign for my sisters cosy corner
My sister has a lovely little corner of her dining room where she has a comfy chair, blankets and she can cwtch up and read a book!  This is to put up in that corner!  She was very pleased with it as she'd asked for it on a canvas but I decided I wanted to try the embroidery hoop thing I'd seen on so many lovely blogs.  Was really pleased with how it turned out!

Close up of some flowers I embroidered.
Coasters made from vintage fabric
She is also mad on vintage and the vintagey look.  Now Im not quite at the clothes sewing stage, so when I found this fab vintage fabric on line, I decided to make some vintage coasters with my new sewing machine!  Again, really pleased with how they turned out.

Close up of the corner, tied up with some twine.
Felt and yarn necklace
Some of you may recognise the last one from an issue of Mollie Makes magazine.  My sister said how much she loved it at the time so I made it up for her for Christmas.  A fab present and quite thrify I think you'll agree!!

I also received some lovely handmade gifts including crocheted scarfs for myself, Maddy and Lillie made by my lovely mother in law.  She's so clever!  Will take photos of us modelling them and put them up as they really are so lovely - and they match!!

Finally, heres a picture of me and Maddy at Trafalgar Square in London on Christmas Eve.  We spent Christmas with my hubbys family this year and we were truly spoilt with presents and lots of food!

Maddy is a dalmation!!
Hope everyone had a fab Christmas too!

x x


  1. Love all the fabulous makes!

    Happy new year!

  2. Lovely makes. Those coasters are very pretty :)


  3. Thanks both! Had lots of fun making them too :)

    x x

  4. Really lovely makes. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.
    Emma xxx

    Ps. It's lovely to see who is behind Pretty Petal Handmade! :-)

  5. Thanks Emma! You wont see photos of me often but couldnt find one of Maddy at Trafalgar Square on her own! LOL!

    x x

  6. Glad you had such a fab Christmas! I really love your makes - bet Rach was so pleased! The necklace is gorgeous and The Nook sign is genius! Happy New Year to you all! xx

  7. Great gifts!! I love the embroidery hoop wall hanging!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'! I'll be featuring you on Jan. 10th, so be sure to stop by and grab a 'featured' button!

  8. I LOVE your embroidery work! My daughter loves doing embroidery, and I am passing on this post to her. Thanks for sharing!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker