Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Creative Space


My creative space smells very pretty this week .
I very rarely get to any markets but when I do
I try and support local makers and so I buy
handmade soap .
I put the soap away and throughout the year
I crochet some facewashers and
then package them together for
just in case gifts .
Just in case I forget a birthday or
need an extra teacher gift .
This time of year these just in case
 gifts are very handy !
Wrapped simply in brown paper
with a paper doily and some coloured string
they do make a pretty gift , just in case !

Lots more creative spaces here .


31 comments:

truckermomma said...

That is a great idea. I do other things for just in case gifts, I might add that to the list.

Joy said...

That's a great idea Clare .... definitely gonna have to pinch that one ;o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

sue niven said...

that is such a lovely idea, Love the wrapping too!

Melody said...

A great idea, Clare

Jo in TAS said...

Sweet gifts!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh Cute Clare!
I love the way you wrapped it.

Kerryanne English said...

That's a great idea to have in the 'gift box' Clare. I bet they smell so good too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Rebecca said...

Love it and a great idea will defiantly be doing that one although not good at crochet hummm
Hugs Bec xx

CurlyPops said...

Theres nothing better than lovely handmade soap in the bathroom!

The Rusty Teapot said...

Hi Clare, LoVe! that wrapping what a sweet idea with the paper doily. :)

Anita Meade said...

Very clever Clare. Thanks for sharing this great idea. They look so cute all wrapped up with the paper doily.

Fiona said...

Lovely idea for a gift! I could do with having a stash of those right now!

Carmel's Closet said...

Lovely 'just in cases'.
Carmel
x

Shari said...

This is great! And I just love how you use the paper doily. So very pretty.

Kate said...

How bizarre! that is exactly what our teachers get every year and would you believe ours are packaged the same way! Not surprising though as they are such a fab prezzie and everyone always loves them. Happy hooking.

another donkey design by kate said...

Great idea. There is something lovely about using handmade soaps.

ana @ i made it so said...

so much pretty in this creative space. i can almost smell the soap!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Theres something about using a Crochet cloth ....It seems specila!
I need to learn to crochet!
Love the wrapping it really makes them

The Handmaden said...

That's a great idea - I never seem to be able to do gifts in advance and be that organised.
Love handmade soap. Mmmm.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

A really beaut idea, Clare.:-)
I also keep some nice candles, and a few sewing notions for emergency gifts.
My DH told a friend about some handmade oaps, I think they are made with goats milk and are very good for people with chronic skin problems like psoriasis.

Betty said...

A lovely idea - a New Year's resolution for me! how sensible to always have a thankyou gift in the cupboard ready and waiting for somebody.xxx

Amanda said...

I have always loved this idea it is definitely a gift everyone would appreciate and it's so pretty too...

CraftyHelen said...

If they smell as good as they look I'm guessing they're amazing!xx

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

These look so darling Clare.

i do "just in case " gifts as well...but lots of different things.

I might have to try this for next year though.Thanks for the tip.

Madeleine said...

These are just lovely - great idea! Glad I found my way here. :)

Morrgan said...

Oh, they look lovely! What a great idea. :)

Vintage from the Village said...

Hi They look great- what yarn do you use?
Sue x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fab idea and i bet the place you store them in smells oh so yummy!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I make soap often as gifts but I just adore your wrapping...I never would have thought of the doily!

fairchildstreet said...

just looking at the soap I can smell it. Charmaine

Lava said...

This week's creative space is really awesome. The woolly wrappers are very finely weaved and need utter concentration. Thanks for this post.