Merry Christmas! I Can Finally Show You the Presents I Was Working On!!!!

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).


5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas! I Can Finally Show You the Presents I Was Working On!!!!

    • 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:



  1. What wonderful presents combining beauty, home made, consideration and practical in one 🙂 Kudos, Margaret!
    Continue to enjoy the festive time…


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