Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Handmade Christmas Guide, for your Sister



I don't actually have a sister. As a child I dreamt of having a sister. It's hard for a little girl being outnumbered by smelly boys when they 'practise' their rugby tackles on you, constantly want you to make them sandwiches and have known to throw you in the wheelie bin when you just plain get on their nerves. But in the end, I am grateful that they are so funny and ridiculously over protective. So basically this list is what I want! (Take note, please!) Or what I am planning on buying my best girl friends or my cousins.

Knit her... wristwarmers. I adore the pattern from Anna Wilkinson's Learn to Love to Knit. I think it's a definite must make for a lucky lady.
Sew her... a phone case. The lovely Sarah from City Girl Fashion Box tweeted me the other day saying she saw this phone case when doing her Christmas Gift Guide and it made her think of me! This one is from BHS.
Make her... a detachable Peter Pan collar, so every jumper she wears can be cute. Here's a great tutorial from Honestly WTF
Bake her... these hot chocolate stirrers from A Beautiful Mess. Because she loves nothing more than treating herself to a big old mug while watching Downton Abbey.
Buy her... this t-shirt from These Folk. Simply because it's so fetch.

Here Comes Santa Claus by The Puppini Sisters on Grooveshark

14 comments:

  1. Mean Girls is one of my all time favourite movies. I am buying that tshirt for myself!! :) xxx

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    1. Hahaha! Don't tempt me! I am too obsessed with that film. I really want to watch it RIGHT NOW! xxx

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  2. I wish I had a sister too, Jo - I have three brothers and have longed for a sister (as much as I love my brothers). I hope one day I have some daughters so they can have a sister!

    Flora
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah, that's so lovely. I defiantly got a bit spoilt being the only girl and being the youngest so I secretly loved it! xxx

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  3. I love this! There is so much materialism and consumption of crap around Christmas - we need to get back basics - to why we're giving gifts + examine how we're doing that. I think handmade gifts are just perfect whatever they are, considering of your time, effort and thought that goes into them :)

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    1. Thank you! This is such a great comment. These were my thoughts exactly, only you said them better than I could! People love that you make an extra effort and create them something! xxx

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  4. I didn't have a sister but don't remember wanting one. I had tons of imaginary friends and dolls made out of clothespegs so I was ok even though I was an only child. But I will probably just bake those cocoa stirrers for my kids. Merry Christmas.

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    1. I'm on a cocoa stirring mission too! My friend and I are hosting a 'Hot Chocolate Party' so I think they are a must! And I too was just like that. I had a lovely group of imaginary friends! xxx Merry Christmas

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  5. Hahaha this seriously made me laugh! I have a brother. Seriously, brothers are soooo annoying & they love to ruin your hair + they love you! I have a twin sister and I once baked her a cake #bestsisever!

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    1. You defiantly win the best sister award! Brothers are such menaces! xxx

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  6. I was lucky because I have two brothers and two sisters! It was pretty crazy in our house. I'm sure I would have swapped with you occasionally just to get some peace and quiet!xx

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    1. That must have been SO lovely growing up even if it was a bit crazy! xxx

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  7. Yay! So glad you love the phone case idea :) my mum still has no idea why i muttered 'miss jojangles' aloud when i saw this in BHS... x

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    1. It's absolutely at the top of my list! Hehehe! She must think you've gone blog mad! xxx

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