The pohutukawa is kind of like our Antipodean Christmas tree, and this bright one in the neighbour's garden inspired me to do a bit of embroidery in bright red and pink. I made this miniature framed embroidery and fitted it into a small metal frame. I made a few more for gifts this year, they were fun to make- although the fitting in bit can be tricky- and this was the least perfect of my efforts so it's destined for my summer dress.
I wanted to show you some of the end-of-year gifts and treats, etc that I've been making this week but I am really just doing the same things I do every year. I am a creature of habit, and now I've been blogging for. ahem, years, all my December-making traditions are well and truly blogged by now.
If you're looking out for ideas, here are a few from previous Decembers: