Remember back earlier this month when I was talking about sewing and sewing and sewing, but I couldn’t tell you what I was making because I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for relatives who might be reading the blog. But now I can reveal to you the beauty and majesty of my presents!!!!
Most years I come up with a simple handmade gift idea and then crank out a dozen of them for family. And sometimes also friends, and sometimes friends get a separate handmade thing, and sometimes they get a mass purchased thing.
This year, after agonizing for weeks, I decided not to overthink it. Everyone gets masks! But holiday themed, to make it fun. I bought 4 yards of different fabric patterns and made about 50 masks, then sorted them out into sets and gave them away.
I have a driedel mask for my Jewish friends, A Flamingo mask for my Flamingo friends, a Nightmare Before Christmas mask for my Gothish friends, and a Truck mask for my Truckish uncles (I have no Truckish friends). Aren’t they lovely? And they are the unique Margaret mask design, which I honestly think is better than the standard one. I even put little nose clips on the ones I gave away (you can see it on the Flamingo one here but not the others).
They’re beautiful! You know you can sell them. But then, you have enough to do already. Hope you’re having a lovely Christmas Day.
I would feel so wrong to sell them! With this last batch, I think I’ve made close to 200. It’s great fun, I make them in groups of about 20, and then I get to pick different charities to give them too. I’ve done AIDs patients, pregnant and post-natal women, a couple of different neighborhood action groups, all my friends, and just general offer to anyone at my church. The only people I HAVEN’T given masks to are my DCIB peeps. Any left over from this batch, will probably go to the neighborhood action group again, I like them.
On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 2:07 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
What wonderful presents combining beauty, home made, consideration and practical in one 🙂 Kudos, Margaret!
Continue to enjoy the festive time…
On Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 4:02 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote: