For today's post, I'll be showing off the presents I made my Gran, auntie and uncle.
First up my Gran. I decided to make her this little lavender coaster kit I bought myself a while ago. I really like the colours in this, but all that backstitch was a bit of a pain!
I also decided to make her a nice wee set of hand warmers, which I got the pattern for on Wild Olive. I've actually made a set of these before for Secret Santa in 2012, so I knew they were very easy to knock up.
I opted for some glitter felt to make them look nice and festive, instead of embroidering a pattern on them. I also included some instructions on how to heat them.
For my auntie and uncle, I made this cute little highland cow magnet kit, which again was a kit I bought a while ago.
He's super cute and was very fast to finish. Sometimes it's nice to knock up a little kit after I've been doing a lot of bigger pieces or massive knitted things!
Finally I made a set of two pot holders/oven pads from the leftover cotton yarn I had from my Beta Knit kit. I had so much left because I needed an extra ball to finish the last few rows of my tee, so I thought this would be a good project to use up the rest of it.
One is slightly smaller than the other, but I thoguht this gave them a cute set look. I used a granny square pattern from the Simply Crochet granny square app (I think it was Doris), as I wanted quite a tight granny square with not too many holes in it (to avoid burning hands!). I just added a few more rounds before the single crochet round to make them bigger, and then made a loop of chains to make a hanging loop on one corner. I also included some instructions with this to say they wouldn't melt and they were fine to wash!
Phew! Even splitting my Christmas presents up, that was still quite a lot of one post. It was super fun doing lots of different crafts this year though, as last year all I seemed to do was crochet!