If you still haven’t bought all your Christmas presents and you are dreading going out shopping on the weekend then why not make your presents? There’s still time. Surely anything is better than a hot, sweaty indoor shopping centre where you move around like sardines in a can, all with the same glazed expression wondering what tat you are going to buy your family this year.
Last year I made everyone a homemade hamper, which included two types of chutney, glass jars of vanilla sugar, chocolates, honeycomb and fudge. They went down a storm, and cost half as much as the previous year’s bought presents.
Click here to see my post about it written last year: https://food4two.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/edible-gifts-for-any-occasion/
Now, obviously I cannot show you what presents I am making this year as my family read Food4two (nice try, you’ll have to wait!), but they all know I’ve been on a sewing course and they will be expecting something fabric based.
The course has been fantastic fun, so now not only are my hobbies cooking and gardening, now I can include crafts! I’m particularly into the sewing, but once you get into making things you can’t stop – really. I’ve been making card Christmas decorations and I’m just about to start making festive stockings to hang above the fire – so quaint!
Some of you might be laughing right now, but I feel confident enough to believe most of you are nodding in agreement, because crafts are huge these days. The sewing course I went on in Bristol is so popular you have to sign up as soon as bookings open.
All I can say is take a trip to Hobbycraft and try and come out with nothing in your hands. I guarantee you won’t. I look forward to showing you my creations after Christmas!