Monday, December 19, 2011

Last-Minute Homemade Gifts

Another feature from 1949, this time with ideas and instructions for a variety of gifts to make. Click the picture for a larger version.

For Men:
1. Silk evening scarf with his initials
2. Slippers with travelling case
3. Windproof golfing jacket
4. Attractive holder for spills
5. Travelling photograph frame

For Women:
1. Striped pleated apron
2. Evening stole of tulle and romantic black lace
3. Feminine umbrella case
4. Frothy nightie and tie-on cap to match
5. Covered coat-hanger
6. Beribboned box of bath salts
7. Belt to fit any waist
8. Cap, neck-tie, muff in fur fabric and velvet
9. Fluffy angora bolero
10. Teenager's sequin cap
11. Spray of flowers
12. Workbox filled with cottons

For Children:
1. Thatched doll's house
2. Baby's knitted ball
3. Schoolgirl's sling bag
4. Enchanting poodle
5. Sturdy scooter
6. Glass holders for hot drinks

For the Home:
1. Lampshade for any room
2. Gay, check table set
3. Plate decorated with stamps
4. Teapot stand made from a framed tile
5. A bed tray for luxury
6. Tooth mugs for a family
7. Wastepaper basket from the backs of old books


  1. I particularly like the poodle on a scooter.

  2. All so delightful! I think I can manage bath salts in a box with a ribbon...the windproof golfing jacket might take me a few weeks/years to perfect. Especially after mulled wine. ;)

  3. Love the layout, the silhouettes caught my eye and the heart topper apron - fab.


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  5. Very cool. So much nicer when people used to make things for others. I still have things that my Nana made me for me as a kid, back in the 70s.

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