And the first installment gift made from my No Spend Summer challenge!
For the taggy blanket I used:
A jumper from my upcycle pile
Fabric left over from this clutch and this blanket
I pinned ribbons randomly around the edge of the square I'd cut from the jumper facing inwards with the striped fabric on top, right sides together (a little fiddly, but you get into the swing of it easily).
Then I just sewed around the edge leaving a gap for turning, turned, ironed and top stitched.
Mistletoe essential oil
Olive oil (all the above are just from my cupboards)
Jar from a charity shop aaaages ago. I got 10 for £5 I think, maybe cheaper
I'm afraid I just guess with this. Pour in enough sugar to fill your container/s, add about 10 drops of your essential oil, choose any you like! Then add enough oil (ground nut or almond is nice too) to make the consistency you like (I always test a little on my hands to be sure). Fill up the jar, adding a ribbon and label and you're done!
I also made a card with the baby's new name on. Popped everything in a "baby boy" gift bag I'd saved from when Ethan was born and I was good to go!
No Spend Summer success! Now I just need to make five man gifts by next weekend and I'll be on top of things!