This isn’t about my own presents – my birthday was yesterday – but ones I’ve made for others! (If you followed my Instagram story yesterday, you could see I spent my birthday with my sisters having brunch and shopping!)
It reminded me though, that I hadn’t yet blogged about my most recent lot of handmade gifts! I think handmade presents can be so much better than shop bought if they’re done right, that’s why I planned to make my sister a whole bunch of stuff for her birthday last month.
Of course that pesky thing called time got in the way and I knew my original plans weren’t gonna work out how I wanted…
I managed to make her a Phaedra Drape dress as planned though! I can whip them up pretty fast now – this is my third one already!
To make up for my lack of sewing speed, I decided to gift her some sewing vouchers – i.e. a voucher to be exchanged for an item of clothing made by moi! Genius, right? This way she gets to request exactly what she wants, I’ll have plenty of time to make it and have opportunity to fit it properly! Everyone wins!
I made the card too! Paper craft makes a nice change from sewing all the time!
Are you in the habit of sewing gifts for friends and family? I’ve found it fun to do despite the time pressures – selfless sewing is definitely a good thing!