Be inspired by this gorgeous collection of homemade gifts. Everyone loves to give presents, but instead of an expensive, impersonal store-bought gift, why not make something by hand that the recipient will adore? Here, Catherine Woram presents 35 projects for a range of lovely gifts to make at home using a variety of crafting techniques. Divided into four sections - Celebrations, High Days and Holidays, Saying Thank You, and Babies and Children - there is a gift for every occasion. The embroidered jewellery roll makes a beautiful birthday gift, or for a foodlover, you could make some sweet Easter biscuits in a hand-decorated basket. Show mothers how much they are appreciated with the intricate beaded corsage brooch, while fathers will love the picture frame decoupaged with old map paper. For a baby shower, the gorgeous applique baby blanket is perfect, and older children will treasure the painted toy box for years to come. Also included is a section on unique ways to wrap and present your gifts, as well as a sheet of 12 stick-on gift labels.
With a useful techniques section at the back plus all the templates you'll need, this is a beautiful collection of gifts for crafters of all abilities.
Catherine Woram studied fashion at the Royal College of Art in London. She has written for the Telegraph Magazine, Ideal Home, BBC Good Homes and Prima. She is the author of Gifts for Baby, Crafting With Kids and the forthcoming Paper Scissors Glue (all Ryland, Peters and Small) and Decorating Gift Baskets (CICO Books).