As much as I love Christmas, I'm also not one to kill myself over it. I love to give gifts, but sometimes they just don't happen. This year I decided to make a few little things, personalised for each family member, but something that I could make a few of in one go. So I made monogrammed totes from leftover vintage fabric, and rice hotpacks using some leftover linen and using Sashiko embroidery to try and fancy things up a bit.
The only gifts I've bought this year I'll share here, because they are both from local companies that I would love to support further. The first is that amazing maple syrup jug. She makes the most beautiful ceramics, and was charming in person!
I'm a sucker for both tea, and anything that smells like a forest. This tea is made from fir tree shoots and black elder berries. It tastes AMAZING and is apparently full of vitamins. There is a reasonable chance I'll actually just drink it all myself.
I should add that I'm also gifting a sweater that I've only just started knitting...hope it's done in time!