Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Lets Prepare.

I've seen lots of blogs out there talking about being prepared and making gifts ahead of time and having had a gift box for a couple of years now I don't need to be convinced of the benefits. Sometimes a little encouragement and inspiration is required to push me along and get started again.

Nothing beats dipping into this goodie box and looking for something a friend or family member will enjoy as a special gift.

Something purple for our daughter in law. She has been giving hints for the last couple of years and trying to steal mine......maybe I'm a slow hint taker!! She is sure to love this casserole carrier. Both only took a couple of hours each to make.

But that's not all..... I made another smaller one for her as well. Now she will have large and small dishes covered.

I love my little stash of handmade tags.

This little zippered pouch will be added to the box as well.

Love the little points, a bit fiddly but don't they just dress it up a bit..

I have also included a few links to lovely items from others who have the same idea.

Jenny's making book marks and hot packs here. The bookmakers are super beautiful and may just find their way into some of my books.

Fee's making tissue covers here. I did a few of these last year and they make a cute little gift to tuck in with something else.

There is a tutorial for a microwave bowl cozy here. I have been looking at making a few of these for the grandies as they are very handy making noodles in the microwave.

How about sewing up an apron for a friend who likes to cook? There's a great tutorial over here.

There are loads of ideas out there and Pinterest is a good place to start your search.


  1. Hi Rosie love your gifts your pressie box is looking healthy love the projects from Jenny and Fee,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  2. I think having a "gift box" at the ready is a great to do it!

  3. It’s so good to see your blog come to life again. Miss your posts.
    What a gorgeous pouch! 💕 And love the idea of the casserole carrier in two sizes. I’ve only ever seen a large one before, but we don’t always have big things to transport from home to home so a smaller one will be useful.

  4. All your items are very pretty! Thank you for the ideas. :)

  5. Great idea for the smaller casserole carrier, thanks for the great links.

  6. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !



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