Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My friends Preserve basket for Christmas

This is my friend marys christmas present. I have been very busy making different types of chutneys and jams and wanted to make something personal for my friend so i made up this basket with about 10 jars of preserves, matchmakers, oatcakes, crackers and shortbread.
I also put in 2 long handled spoons to reach the bottom of the jars so that nothing is wasted.
I also made a pair of lovely blue stone ear rings and i made a red beaded bookmark which i wrapped up so she has a couple of more pressies to open on christmas morning.
The basket was a nightmare to wrap i wanted to wrap it in cellophane but i didnt want her to be able to see what was in the basket so i wrapped it in christmas paper first then wrapped it in the cellophane.
I added as couple of bows, gold ribbon which i curled and added a couple of baubles . I then made a couple of homemade labels using my bookatrix board and that as they say it that.
Now i have one for my parents to do and one for another friend.....not looking forward to them as they are longer baskets


mariell said...

no one like....lol

Budge said...

My that looks a lovely present.
You have been busy.

Sylv xx