So I can finally start sharing some of the Christmas presents I made.
Last year I bought a selection of Dinky Screens. This is a local Bristol independent company run by two young ladies who created a small and compact screen printing kit (it all fits in the tin-how great is that for storage, including the paints!).
I bought the Bristol themed set.
I screen printed in gold the world "Bristol" and heat set the print using an iron.
Then cut out the shapes, sewing them on the machine and adding some personalised ribbon (it says handmade especially for you by Kyla) and stuffed them with polyester filling and a good handful of lavender from the garden I picked and dried earlier in the year.
There you have it, some fragrant but stylish lavender bags that can either be hung in the wardrobe or placed in a drawer. I find they are also really useful to keep in suitcases whilst being stored out of season or gym bags!
I hope the recipients liked them....I need to remember next time to make more so I have a few for me! I added these to the gift baskets I made which also included items such as spiced sugar (with lots of bay, orange etc), homemade elderflower cordial and sloe gin plus a few extras that I will post over the coming days.