I tend to think of funky bags or hairclips or even a handmade brooch for friends my age but am not sure that this is right for the more mature lady!
So I wanted to come up with something that suited this age - just a small gift of thanks for four great ladies who run the playgroup that our two eldest girls attend each week.
I wanted to do these tea towels and pot holders but for the life of me could not find plain white waffle tea towels, which I love the look of, anywhere.
Once I had these in my head nothing else would do of course.
(If you know where to get them in Melbourne, please leave a comment and put me out of my misery!)
I came up with this little care pack of tissue cover, matching hand-towel and soap.
I still used the tea towel tutorial above by 'I have to say', just did it on a hand towel. Then I used this tutorial by tutti frutti for the tissue holders, which are super-easy to make.
The fabric is all from Anna Maria Horner's chocolate lollipops range that I bought from Amitie a while back.
Soaps were a pack of five I got at a discount department. I took the outer wrapper off, then added a piece of spotty chocolate grosgrain ribbon using some double sided tape.
My husband said this gift perhaps implies I think they are snotty, dirty and smell bad.
That's definitely not the case, I'm sure they won't take it that way.
I just need to buy the tissues and wrap them then we're good to go.