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handmade swedish ginger gift basket

handmade swedish ginger gift basket


 
Its that time of year … all the shops crowded with presents …. but I like to make my own when I can … it makes it more personal … and its great fun to do to …..and this is the time to start thinking about what your giving for christmas … you can start by collecting fun items from your local vintage shops, often there are useful things laying around the house that you can use too …there are so many ways to make nice presents ….
I met with a very dear friend that I hadn’t seen for years last week … she has had three children since I last saw her …. I thought what can I bring for her thats special …. we always called each other Ginger … ( our hair colour) … so I decided to make her a ginger hamper …. I ploughed through the shops and found an old hamper ….. I then made some Swedish Ginger biscuits, I made them all shapes and sizes and iced their names on the hearts, which I put a whole so they could use them for christmas decorations….. I brought ginger tea and ginger chocolate, even found a ginger car for her boy so he didnt feel left out….. my husband’s grandmother had passed down some china tea cups and saucers ….. all of this I placed into the hamper, the plates I wrapped up with tissue …. I was so excited to meet her anyway but having such a personal gift made it even more fun … .. the  ginger hamper went down very well, her two ( amazing) girls and her ( amzing self ) can keep the cups and saucers for ever … a lovely memory of what turned into a very special day ….. 
 
handmade picture collage present in frame

handmade picture collage present in frame


I made this for Holly a chocolatier and dear friend of mine for her birthday ….. I pasted vintage music paper onto a old picture that had a nice frame and then stuck angels and buttons, lace and lovely pictures on it …….   
antique swedish lace

antique swedish lace


 
You can make small presents of bookmarks ….. I love collecting beautiful textured writing paper for this purpose …  just tear a decent sized strip, keep the edges nice and torn … stick a strip of music paper on top  that …. then have fun adding feathers … pictures you know they will like … buttons … lace … anything … then they will think of you every time they read their book …
handmade card

handmade card


 
more soon … love Madeleine ….. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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