This week I treated myself to a book that I’ve had my eye on for a while called Crafting Christmas Gifts. I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas, and usually I wait until after bonfire night before starting to get excited about the big day, but this year I’m going to need to start early if I want to make gifts with my own fair hands.
So I took the plunge and ordered it whilst thinking to myself “surely I’ll be saving money by getting it: think of all the presents that I won’t have to buy this year because I’ll be making them all instead!”. I’m a crafty girl and love sewing, but I often lack inspiration, so I thought the book would at least get my creative juices flowing!
I didn’t have to wait long for it to arrive and I excitedly tore into my parcel to check it out. The book was bigger than I expected and had fantastic quality photographs throughout. The step-by-step instructions are very clear and I especially like the cute illustrations showing the process for each project. As I quickly discovered, there’s not only gifts to be crafted from this book, but there’s also a wealth of festive decorations including garlands, baubles and stockings – so I can add new items to my Christmas decor that I’ve made myself which will save me even more money!
At the back of the book there are all the templates and patterns you’d need to complete all of the craft projects and now all I need to do is get myself some festive fabric so that I can start making – I think I’d better get back on the Dunelm website and order some!