This page is currently being updated so apologies if some info/links missing
This site has shop pages for various different kinds of gift as well as pages with further background information for many of these.
To follow links page-by-page can be confusing so look here to see which background pages are associated with the items in which you're interested.
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1. Toy Handbags
About Toy Handbags
Background to the creation of these handbags for children.
Order a toy handbag
Options for ordering and how to go about it
2. Keepsake Dolls
Order a Keepsake Doll
This page lists the various different options for the doll and then how to go about placing an order.
About Keepsake Dolls
What a keepsake doll is and why you might want one. Information about dolls as souvenirs of various life events.
3. Birth Chart Necklaces
Shop for Birth Chart Necklaces
These necklaces are personalised and show the positions of the planets in the zodiac on the day the recipient was born.
At present there are two different designs of necklace.
About Beaded Birthchart Necklaces
This page describes in detail what is represented in the necklace and why. It also details the different options available.
About the Loved Ones Birthchart Necklace
Full description of the muti-strand Loved Ones Birthchart Necklace - how it's created and what it shows.
The Planets in Astrology
An explanation of the significance of each of the planets in the birthchart necklace. Each planet is represented by a semi-precious gemstone bead.
Gemstone Beads and their Meanings
The semi-precious gemstone bead representing each planet was carefully chosen because it had some similarities in significance to the planet it represents in the necklace.
This page describes the meanings attributed to the different semi-precious gemstones used.
1. Hand Knits for Babies
Shop for Baby Knits
This shop sells hand knitted cardigans, beanie hats and blankets for babies and toddlers. Items are created in plain stitches and embellished with little crochet motifs, hand embroidery or intarsia patterns.
All are made either in pure yarns (100% merino wool or cotton) or in Cashmerino yarn by Debbie Bliss.
About Knits for Babies
Background information about the knitting stitches used to create these garments, garment sizing, information about yarns used and care instructions.
The knitted teddy is the brand mascot and is not for sale
Some of the History of Baby Clothes
A look at what babies were wearing 100 years ago. Also how we came to start using blue for a boy and pink for a girl.
2. Special Occasion Handbags
This shop contains a variety of fabric handbags for special occasions. This might be a wedding, a bag to take on a cruise or holiday, or to take to the races.
Bags are made from good quality quilting cotton.
3. Tiny Teddy Bears
Shop for Tiny Teddy Bears
Little knitted miniature teddy bears currently available. Each one is individually named and wears a tiny knitted jumper or dress.
About My Little Bears
How I came to create these little bears and some of their history.
4. Miscellaneous Handcrafted Gifts
Shop Miscellaneous Gifts
This page is where I list items which I make from time to time that are different from the things I usually make.
About Handmade Craft Items
What is Ooak?
What ooak means and how it came about
Reasons why some handmade goods appear so much more expensive than others.
General Gift Giving Information
This page has some suggestions for finding inspiration for what to get for different people on your list.
Gift Giving Etiquette
When giving gifts outside the immediate family it can be difficult knowing what is expected in different situations. This page offers some general advice.
Gift Giving in Times Past
A look at some of the gift giving habits and traditions of times gone by, some of which have changed considerably even in living memory.
About Me and Handcraft
Tales of my childhood sewing efforts
How I Learnt to Knit
About me and my knitting journey since childhood
Handbags and Me
About me and why I make the bags. Why I am drawn to colourful fabric bags as opposed to leather ones in plain, often dull, colours.