This year we were a little late in putting out tree up – I have to admit we’re struggling to get into the Christmas swing of things – we’ve just been so busy with one thing and another, it seems to have arrived all of a sudden, anyone else feel the same way?
After getting started on my Christmas cards last week, I’ve been busy making even more cards! I’ve vowed not to buy anymore card making supplies, and have now made a very small dent in my vast store after making an additional eights cards and some gift tags, but more of that to come in another post . . .
This year I’ve decided to get cracking on my Christmas cards early, in a hope of avoiding a frantic rush at the beginning of December, desperately trying to pull something together in time for the last postal day before Christmas.
I decided to do something completely different this year, and went for a simple yet sophisticated snowflake design,using my favourite square card blanks as a base.
The last of my Christmas makes . . . this one was a bit last minute, with me sat knitting it whilst Skyping my Mum the Sunday before Christmas.
I’ve been itching to knit something for Jason for a while and after both a scarf and hat were shot down I remembered seeing this pattern for a Santa hat in aid of Text Santa.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!? It has been quite a busy few weeks. We spent this Christmas at our house in the morning and then traveled across a beautifully sunny New Forest to Jason’s parents for a few days of festive cheer, and then made the traffic laden journey up to my parents in Suffolk and then back down to Bournemouth on New Years eve.
I feel like now I can finally catch my breath and write about all of the bits and pieces that I made for friends and family.
Christmas is just around the corner, and I’ve been wanting to make a wreath for a little while. I pretty much use twine in whatever project I’m doing so couldn’t put a wreath together without some. I decided to keep it simple using some wooden stars covered in glitter.
Here’s how to make your very own glitter star wreath, happy making!
The Christmas tree is finally up and decorated, this year we went for rustic/natural looking decorations with a hint of red. We decided to include some paper chains on the tree after seeing some nice kraft brown ones in Hobbycraft, which have a lovely chevron and snowflake print on them.
This year I’ve made it my mission to make my own Christmas cards, as I won’t be giving too many handmade presents this year. I decided to replicate one of the cards I worked on for Hobbycraft’s Christmas shoot. . .
I love to add personal handmade elements to the gifts I give. Unfortunately this Christmas I’m a little tight for time, so have decided to go half way and make my own tags using a lovely wooden stamp I discovered in Paperchase.
These tags are so quick and easy to make, you’ll have all of your gift tags made in a matter of minutes!