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Homemade Christmas  @your Library

If you like to give homemade gifts for Christmas, the Bracebridge Public Library has many books to inspire you.

Best of Christmas Ideas includes ornaments, stockings, tabletop decorations, wreaths, and of course – food. You will find ideas for gifts that look beautiful, smell lovely and taste great! Gifts for the home, the tree, the kids and the adults are all included as well as fabulous gift wrapping ideas.

100 Little Christmas Gifts to Make gives complete instructions for projects in stitching, papercraft, knitting, jewellery, crocheting, sugarcraft and polymer clay. You can make gifts for people to use or wear, for the tree or around the house.

Hats and socks are traditional Christmas presents. Have a look at some of the Library’s selection for new ideas for both gifts. Animal Hats includes 15 patterns to knit in this style, which is very popular with young people. Instructions are included for the materials, gauges and sizes. Scrumptious Toppers for Tots and Toddlers, by Debby Ware, provides instructions for 30 hats and caps for the wee ones.

The Knitter’s Book of Socks, by Clara Parkes, claims to be the yarn lover’s ultimate guide to creating socks that fit well, feel great, and last a lifetime. Before you even get to the patterns, several chapters are spent discussing the “ingredients” necessary for excellent socks. Following the patterns is a brief section on caring for these handmade socks.

Can we even have Christmas without cookies? Whether you participate in a cookie exchange or just want to give cookies to the neighbours, be sure to check out the dozens of recipes in Christmas Cookies by Monika Romer. Some may require special ingredients which are listed inside the front cover.

Happy gift giving!

December 1, 2017

By Ruth Holtz

Digital and Information Services Librarian

Bracebridge Public Library



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You may view what the library has ordered however please note, this is not a list of new acquisitions. Please do not contact the library to place a request on any of these items until they are available in the catalogue. Some items are ordered "pre-publication", so it could be several months before they arrive. THANK YOU.