The gifts have now been given, so I won't spoil any surprises by showing you the handmade ones. Time was short this year, so there were just a couple, for two of the loveliest chaps in my life.
:: For my (cricket mad) brother, cast off at midnight on Christmas Eve - truly a last-minute knitted gift- a cricket jumper tea cosy to warm a vintage Woods ware teapot. Ravelled here.
:: For D, some homemade pinecone firelighters, scented with essential oils for a heavenly blaze. Tutorial here. The boys and I have already been out foraging for more, so I think this may become a regular make in our house.