When it comes to Christmas presents, it is hard to make anything convincing. Some people react as if they should not equally value a handmade gift, when in fact they should value it more, as it comes with personal thought, and time. Making chocolate truffles is a nice Christmas gift, but there are those who are fastidious about food hygiene who may not be impressed!
This year, I spotted something for female family and friends, in early December. I noted a shop fashion for fur headbands, marketing at around £14 each. They seemed simple to make so I tried making a prototype. It did not wash well. I found that some brands of cheaper fur mats up, when washed.
I narrowed the choice of fur to something thicker. Before finally selecting a fur, I tested it by washing it and it came out unscathed. So I made thirty individual pieces, while watching TV in the evenings after work. It took me two weeks, as I work full-time. Happily, I enjoy creating things with a needle.
The furry mobile phone holder (left) seemed the most novel and was given to a nine year old. I am delighted that one relative is wearing her headband and scarf for New Year Fireworks at Edinburgh Castle.
I have christened my fur range "Interglacial Wear".