Sunday, December 2, 2012

LBC Week 10: DIY Gift Ideas

As my illness is finally crawling closer to an end, I'm tentatively returning to my online life - and as I write this little article on DIY gift tips,  I sincerely hope the upcoming Christmas will be a wonderful, immensely happy time for everyone<3
Without further ado, here are my humble tips for presents.

1. For a friend/relative who likes to sew or embroider:

A simple, yet cute needle case - it is rather quick to make and incredibly easy! Even absolute beginners at ribbonwork can do it - should you wish to give it a try, Carol Daisy has got a bunch of lovely ribbonwork tutorials here.

2. For somebody, who likes to keep their home pretty and cosy...

... consider embellishing some household item (tablecloth, pillowcase) with your friend's/relative's initials! These lovely designs by Di van Niekerk are a bit time consuming, but they are sure to bring smiles on the recipient's face. Here is what the frilly pillowcase I'm working on looks like after one evening:
Yes, I'm making it from scratch - even the pillow.
The state after three evenings:

3. For a Classic Lolita

 A rose corsage is a fun, quick and easy project truly anybody can make - and on a budget, too! A nice tutorial can be found here.

4. For a Sweet Lolita

Both bows, pearl brooches and fuzzy clips are extremely easy to make and present immensely heart-warming gifts; I know my heart flutters and my lips spring to a beaming smile whenever my sister makes me a new set of accessories like these:-) Violet of Tales of an Ingénue has got a great tutorial how to make the fuzzy clips here.

Blogs participating:

Pop Princess
Sparkling Girl
Sweet & Simple
Let's Go
A Life In Disguise 

Make Lovely 

Lemon Tree 

Spider Sugar
Monochrome Sparkle

Lots of love, happiness, health and wealth wishes



  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous stitch work! Your embroidery skills are impeccable!!

  2. *blush* Thank you, dear, you are way too kind! Though should you mean the two images of the finished initials, they are by Di van Niekerk I'm afraid:-)



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