This year, when it comes to gifts made by me, small is the operative word. Because, to be honest, small = whips up in a flash, if you catch my drift.
The handy grooming kit above (like for nail clippers, cuticle scissors and such) is a small, useful and sweet item that can be made quickly and customized for pretty much anyone. The simple pattern has been in my head for a while and finally popped out the other day just in time for Christmas. I made these for some special people (who don't read this blog as far as I can make out...) and they came together swiftly and painlessly.
Aside from speediness, a secondary bonus of making these is that I had everything on hand right here. The solid grey fabric is from an old pair of cotton pants, the lovely prints are from my bottomless scrap bin, and the buttons I rediscovered in my button stash. I haven't quite stuffed them with all the groomy goodies yet, but once I do, I think they'll make handsome gifts.
Gwenny Penny's "Haul Out The Holly" so you'll be able to make them too if you ever get a hankering!