As we all know, there is never, ever any cutlery in work-place staff/lunch rooms. It doesn't matter how many pieces of cutlery get purchased at the start of the year, it is guaranteed that within a few weeks, there is very little left - especially the forks.
So, for 2015 Christmas Gifts, I e-mailed my closest colleagues and asked then what their favourite colour was. As you can see, there were a few purples.
I purchased some lovely coloured cutlery sets; and where I didn't have the quantity of chosen colour in cutlery from the set I matched the cutlery to fabric pattern colours.
All in all, there were 11 bags to make, each specific to its new owner.
The bonus of putting cutlery into bags is that it can be washed at the end of lunch and then stored in a desk drawer and stay clean, ready for the next day.
My colleagues loved their gifts. We had such a beautiful morning in the office, swapping gifts, eating a very large morning tea and sharing our Christmas plans. Going to work is very easy when you work with wonderful people.
PS: I made one more set (not pictured) for my sister to keep at her work place. She thought it was an excellent idea - just like my colleagues.