Sunday, 23 December 2012

Last of my Xmas gifts

Good afternoon everyone, oooh I spy the sun in the sky today
and it ISN'T raining either  woo hoo ! Just a few more Xmas bits I
 made recently, hope you like them. I hope you are all ready for the 
big day now. I have most things done now except the food prep which
 I will do tomorrow, so pleased when that  is all done and I can relax.
1st pic is of one of the bags I made to put some handmade truffles in, so
easy to make, no cutting just folding. I used a Spiltcoast tutorial for
 them. 2nd pic is of more bags, I used Pink petticoat snowflake paper
& a Spellbinders Fancy tags two label and stamped a sentiment.3rd pic
are some truffles I bought. I made some myself ( and they are delicious)
Grand Marnier ones and Rum ones, but they do have to be kept in the
fridge or freezer. I will give them to my guests when they leave or let them
try them just out of the fridge/freezer while they are here. I will put these
ones  here in the little bags.Forgot to add a white ribbon before I took
 the pic! 4th pic is side view of the bags with truffles in place.5th pic is
my soaps I made all wrapped up, I added a white flannel, nailbrush &
shower ball foldy thing ( sorry can't describe it any better ).They
 have a large white ribbon around them but of course I didn't 
take the pic showing that doh! 6th pic are some scrummy choc
 chip, pistachio & cranberry cookies I made as gifts too.I put some
 sea salt on top of them and they are to die for. I had to adapt
 the recipe I found as I added other stuff to them. I will wrap
them tomorrow in  cellophane and tie ribbon around too.Last
pic are two beautiful little stools my OH handcrafted for our two
young grandsons when they are a bit older.He made the legs
part first, then added the string stuff weaving on top. The weaving
took ages as he had to drag the string through each time ( long string)
& it tangles almost every time. I think the babies will love their little stools.
 I wish you all a very Happy Christmas whatever you have planned !
Truffle bag....made from one A4 piece of card,sorry the pic is dark, light hasn't been great here.

Made to gift some truffles in, PP paper in green, pink and blue, tags are all in silver using same pattern.

Side view, they just fit snugly.
My  three soap gifts and other extra's to go with them
Choc chip, pistachio & cranberry cookies( they really taste divine, see sea salt on top!). Wrapping them later.
Little stools made by my clever & very patient OH  for our two young grandsons.


Valerie said...

Beautiful packaging for your lovely gifts Viv and the stools are a work of art! We always had stools like that years ago, not coloured of course, definitely a labour of love:)
I can only own up to making the cake and cooking the ham! Although I have made two lots of Bailey's, or Valerie's as Jim is calling it! There was a recipe on the tv on a super scrimper programme and it's so simple and CHEAP.
I cup of condensed milk
1 cup of double cream
1 cup of whisky or brandy
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee
and blend!
We couldn't tell the difference:)
Merry Christmas Viv, I've loved looking at your cards etc and chatting about our beautiful boys
Val xx

Viv said...

Thanks for the lovely recipe Val, I might just have to make that !Viv xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Love those elegant gift bags and the tags are truly wonderful! wow! The stools are awesome, very nicely done! Merry Christmas!

Jackie said...

Wonderful array of beautiful gifts Viv, I love Colin's little stools.
Merry Christmas and a a Happy New Year to you and your family :o)
Jackie xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! A wonderful selection of gifts Viv.
I hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year
hugs Sue

Carole said...

Oh my Viv, the gift bags are fabulous, what a lovely idea and the little stools, are wonderful and a perfect height for young ones. Glad you enjoyed reading about your angels Viv, it gave me great pleasure to share those words with you.
Happy New Year Viv to you and your loved ones. Hugs ... Carole xox

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