This year, when it comes to gifts made by me, small is the operative word. Because, to be honest, small = whips up in a flash, if you catch my drift.
The handy grooming kit above (like for nail clippers, cuticle scissors and such) is a small, useful and sweet item that can be made quickly and customized for pretty much anyone. The simple pattern has been in my head for a while and finally popped out the other day just in time for Christmas. I made these for some special people (who don’t read this blog as far as I can make out…) and they came together swiftly and painlessly.
Aside from speediness, a secondary bonus of making these is that I had everything on hand right here. The solid grey fabric is from an old pair of cotton pants, the lovely prints are from my bottomless scrap bin, and the buttons I rediscovered in my button stash. I haven’t quite stuffed them with all the groomy goodies yet, but once I do, I think they’ll make handsome gifts.
I’ll be sharing the tutorial for a slight variation of these on Wednesday when I do my part in Gwenny Penny’s “Haul Out The Holly” so you’ll be able to make them too if you ever get a hankering!
Have a great day. I’ll be back on Wednesday then. ♥M
Sweet – of course, I love embroidery.
Michelle L. says
Great guy gift – the elusive unicorn of crafty handmade giving! Love them, Michele!
Those are a great idea!
Mrs A. says
The embroidery look fab on them. Hugs Mrs A.
I adore the embroidered tree. I'm a sucker for a nice tree.
These are very ice gifts! Wonderful combination of colors and materials. I look forward to see the tutorial 🙂
And seeing what you made gives me some inspiration for some small gifts I have planned to make. Thank you!
nicolette at dutchcomfort says
They are looking wonderful and I love your embroideries!
Lovely! Estoy deseando que llegue miércoles para seguir el tutorial, porque aún no he encontrado el regalo para estas navidades.
Great handmade gift idea! I have a few gifts on my list to make too.
These are great…would love to have a go at them.
These are adorable Michele!! I should make some of these for my boys. So handy too!!!