Handmade Christmas

Call me crazy, but my mission this year is to make handmade gifts for everybody this Christmas! Not only are these gifts more cherished but making and creating really gets you into the festive spirit – if it’s a toss up between an afternoon on the high street or a craft session, I know which I would choose every time.

I’ve been inspired by The Amazings (did you see my previous post about this brilliant organisation?) to try another of their online classes to help achieve my goal. This time I went for the heirloom patchwork quilt class, led by Virginia. Admittedly, I took lots and lots of shortcuts (such as buying the hexagons ready-cut from Liberty!) but I got there in the end. This is my hand sewn cot quilt that one lucky little kinder will be getting this Christmas:

How to make a cot quilt by www.apartmentapothecary.com

Find out more from The Amazings about why you should go handmade this year and check out the cute pug in this video they’ve made…

Have a browse on The Amazings website and give one of their online classes a try – or why not buy a class for someone for Christmas?!

Thank you to The Amazings and to Viriginia for the brilliant hand-quilting class; I’m going to find it really difficult to give that little quilt away.

Katy x




  1. 28th November 2013 / 8:10 am

    Gorgeous! I took this class too but I am still making mine! Started in the summer! Making all the hexagons and trying to go bigger! It’s gonna take me years! Haha! 😉

    • katy
      28th November 2013 / 9:01 am

      Thanks Caroline! I have to say I did almost lose the will to live so I didn’t make the whole thing from hexies – made a little blanket from an old sheet and wadding and then quilted the rosettes onto that. I think I’ll aim to do a king size one when I’m retired!!! X

  2. 28th November 2013 / 11:17 am

    “…Call me crazy, but my mission this year is to make handmade gifts for everybody this Christmas!…”

    Better get started on that electronics course then! My 27″ retina thunderbolt display is going to be tough to do from scratch. 🙂

    • katy
      28th November 2013 / 1:04 pm

      I’m going to politely ignore that comment, Julian! You’ll like your handmade gift, no matter what!

    • katy
      29th November 2013 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks, Claire!! x

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