....and I'm guessing most of the people who read my blog love theirs too!
Over on the Sew-Happy House Facebook page I've been spruiking the benefits of shopping locally for Christmas - especially from our local makers.
On Etsy this last week their were over well over 3000 Tasmanian possible hand made gifts - from 83 Tasmanian makers! (we only have a population of half a million people).
Imagine what that looks like in your local area - must be so many possibilities :)
This weekend I found this wonderful poster and it got me thinking about all the possibilities for Christmas gift giving from my local quilt shop Esme's.
Of course - fabric is obvious. I know I would be VERY happy to unwrap a layer cake or perhaps a fat quarter bundle on Christmas morning!
But there are so many other possibilities :)
Boxes of coordinating floss
Perhaps you could get creative and put together a 'custom' bundle?
For the mother who loves roses and cross stitch:
a square of aida, a copy of a roses pattern and some beautiful floss.
For your inquisitive granddaughter:
the makings for a simple quilt - and your time to make it with her.
For the friend who admires your work - but says she could never do "something like that":
a hand made gift voucher for your time and help to prove her wrong!
For your just-leaving-home son:
a sewing kit you put together yourself.
So many possibilities - make someone smile at Christmas, to keep our local quilt and fabric stores open
to keep the tradition of hand made strong :)
Do you have some other suggestions? Does your local quilt or fabric store have something wonderful on offer for gifts? Or - what would you wish to receive?
Have a great week everyone.