Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A victorian gift pouch

We have been reading about Jane Austen and looking into Victorian England. We have a friend who likes to do  art and crafts with us.
This time we thought some crafts from Victorian England might be fun. This site had lots of fun ideas to make.

So we got the girls to make little gift pouches. All hand made. No sewing machines, using my favourite embriodery stitches.

And calling cards. These were an interesting item. Did you know that each corner once folded over meant a particular thing.....There was quite an etiqette to calling upin someone...

We will be making Christmas Crackers as well. Putting inside them, meaniful verses and small gifts for Christmas Day.


Sue Elvis said...


I love the pouches! I followed your links. The girls will be so interested. They are huge Jane Austen fans.

God bless!

Leanne said...

Thanks Sue,
They have been fun craft ideas.
We Have been doing this craft after reading Shakespeare. We are going to make our own Crackers. but Dermot wants the bagger part, so I need to source them now.
I hope the girls enjoy the ideas as well. Tell us all how you go?