Sunday, December 19, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge


Can't believe I'm late for the very last posting of a Handmade Christmas Challenge! I do have a good excuse.


I've been madly wrapping presents for Kinder and Prep teachers


Organising treats for our Christmas barbie yesterday.


Making decorations.

I've thoroughly enjoyed hosting this challenge albeit a tad over zealous starting in June! But just when I thought I may be the only one participating in my humble little challenge, one of you would link in with an amazing gift you had been working on. So thank you all for joining in and keeping the crafty spirit alive and well. Thank you to all 59 of you (at last count) who responded to the challenge and whilst some of you may not have participated, your comments were always timely and encouraging.


Of course, just one last free downloadable print for those feverishly wrapping presents:

Free printable Christmas warning labels here .

Wishing you and your families a very safe and happy Christmas. 
Trace x
 

16 comments:

Posie Patchwork said...

Love it all, just looks amazing & gorgeous effort too. Lucky people in your life getting goodies from you, love Posie

Sarah said...

I am one of your 59 who joined but didn't link up, but I have been inspired by your challenge, and I do now have a good number handmade gifts (both by me and sourced from other makers) ready to wrap and post to our families in Melbourne. We made lots of cards and tree decorations, our advent calendar, a wreath and lots of shortbread. Sewed skirts and pillowcases hand printed with potato stamps. Actually I'm still going -still have stockings to make and it's all a bit of a rush to get finished. Thanks so much for the prompting and inspiration, and if you do it again next year, I'll be starting with you in June! x Sarah

Little Ted Canvas said...

Look at all those gorgeously wrapped gifts! Your efforts on little treats have been greatly appreciated by my boys, that's for sure! The challenge has been wonderful too, well done to you! It was a fabulous idea & so inspiring to watch the amazing homemade goodies being created. Thanks so much for hosting XX

BOB & MABEL said...

Those teachers are very lucky indeed. The wrapping looks beautiful and I can only imagine the goodies inside. Thanks for hosting Handmade Christmas Challenge. Although I only linked up a few times, you inspired me to create some great little gifts for Christmas. I loved seeing what you had discovered and what things you had been making.

crafts@home said...

Still struggling to finish the last few handmade pressies, and have enjoyed purchasing others, I did start in June as well, but you know how it is!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i love those birds of yours... very effective!

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Trace, Thanks for taking the time to host the Christmas challenge, although I have only joined a few and came in late, it has been fun.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas in return :) Tamara x

Nana Go-Go said...

I`m also one of the 59 but sadly was too embarrassed to show off some of my finished objects because the standard of everyone else`s was incredibly high! However, I have found inspiration and some great ideas for gifts which I wouldn`t otherwise have discovered had I not happened upon your fabulous blog. Thank you so much for hosting the Challenge and a Very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year to you and yours. xx

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Thank you for hosting, it got me motivated to be super organised this year. I could not post as often as I would like as too many of the gift recipients ready my blog.
I also got lots of great ideas from other people linking up.
June was NOT too early at all - I start thinking every January!
Happy Christmas to you. Cat xox

nerospostandpatch said...

Hello! You have made the most wonderful packets and decorations! Thank you for this great Christmas Challenge! I hope we can join this again next year - then I'm in much earlier!
I wish you and your family Joyful Christmas time and Happy New Year! Teje

Heidi said...

I'm so excited 3 more days and my little shop closes and I will have time to learn to sew, crochet maybe knit craft thrift the skys the limit at least while the kids are in school....with lots of tea and coffee!
You and all your lovely ladies who keep up are so inspiring!!

Mark said...

Handmade Christmas gifts are always looks different from others gifts. It is impressive too. IT depends on your creativity that what you made? You can make cards, pictures, posters etc. But some precious things made your loved once happy that you want to gift.

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Baa-Me Kniits said...

Ive been wrapping like a mad thing too! Happy Christmas to you and yours and enjoy the holiday season. Thanks for hosting Handmade Christmas, its been lovely to see everyones brilliant ideas, put your feet up and take a break, you deserve it! :-)

Kellie Collis said...

These are beautiful! Very well done! Kellie xx

Pepper B said...

Thanks so much for hosting the handmade challenge Trace! I only started in September or October and I am now vowing to start much earlier... like, now maybe! I only posted my finished projects a couple of times but have spent the last month feverishly finishing other handmade projects I'd started, and never got a chance to blog about it. Thanks so much for providing the inspiration and motivation to make the effort. ...looking forward to nest year! :)

Beach Vintage.com said...

Hi Trace, Happy New Year to you! Hope you had a great break. xx