Saturday, 3 January 2009

More Christmas gifts

Hi everyone! Happy New Year to you all and thanks for all your support since my blog has been up and running! 

Just one last post showing a couple of other gifts I made as part of Christmas presents for family. The top one is a watercolour painting I did for my Dad. I'm just at the end of a watercolour painting class called "Houses and gardens" and this is the last painting I did. I'm quite pleased with it as I think the perspective came out quite well. If you're interested in seeing any of my other watercolours, you can check them out on my gallery on the side bar.
This was a little stocking filler for my Aunt. I made a little felt wallet and filled it with notelets. I can't sew to save my life- I had trouble sewing on the buttons!!- so I mainly used Bondaweb to seal the whole thing together which is a life saver for someone like me!
So here is one of the notelets. The image on the notelet is actually a watercolour painting I did of a Hibiscus which I gave to my Aunt last Christmas! (see my Painting gallery). I simply resized it and printed it out on little notelets. I think it makes quite a sweet little gift.
Finally I must just say thanks to Maddie as I won her fab blog candy earrings and she also sent me a little Calvin! How cute is that?

PS My next post will be lots of photos of all the lovely bits I got for Christmas!! Believe me, it was ALOT! I was very spoilt and I can't wait to show you all! x

9 comments:

Berenice said...

So nice gifts! just wanted to let you know that i posted an award for you on my blog :)

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, Your homemade gifts are gorgeous, hope the recipients were all happy with them, I am sure they were. You are a really talented lady! All the best for 2009! Louise x

Natalie said...

What great gifts Steph, I love your painting it is beautiful. x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Hi Steph, these christmas presents you made are all just gorgeous, who's a clever girl then? if you could drop me an email at littlepopits@aol.com that would be great hun, just i've lost your email along with loads more when David updated our computer!!!! hope all is well your end been thinking of you and your family. Hugs Lind ax

Sarita said...

Oh wow-just love all your creations. I'm sure those that received them will always treasure them,
Love Sarita xx

Kristine B. said...

Hi Steph! Wow, you sure were blessed this Christmas :) Happy 2009!!

Kristine B. said...

OH, my goodness...I just went and read your post (go figure) and am shocked--YOU MADE THOSE?!! You can actually PAINT?!! That's AWESOME!! You're very gifted.

Dream With the Fishes said...

I love this watercolor (and also your other cottage and garden watercolors)! They're so charming and endearing, they pull me in. I so want to live in one of those!! Oh your family must have been delighted with their gifts. Congratulations on the giveaway win! And thank you for your compliments on my journal! xo Serena Pia

strawberry fields said...

I just love the painting you did for your Dad. It's gorgeous. It looks even better framed :) xxx