The past couple of weeks have seen me busy making Christmassy things for special people! My son Spencer is moving on to college next year, and as a thank-you to his two wonderful teachers I made a necklace for each of them. I have recently had a go at resin embedding using tiny dried roses from my garden, and I think these turned out okay!
I admit I had a few disasters trying to get it right!
This is an owl bag I crocheted for my 17 year old daughter...
Her friend asked if she could PLEEEZ have one too, so I made a variation...
Then of course the little daughter wanted one! This one however went a little wild!
All three girls are very happy with their bags. I think it would be fun if they all went shopping together! I'm tempted to make one for myself, but I'm sure the teenager would tell me I was 'uncool' or something...
Having recently taken part in the Christmas ornament swap, I'm feeling very proud of our Christmas tree. There are now more unique hand-crafted decorations than gaudy store-bought ones, and I'm determined to go 100% handmade next year! Here are a few of the decorations the children have made over the years...
I particularly like this peg reindeer made by Cleo last year, very clever!
Humphrey Hare is enjoying being our Christmas Angel this year, although I think his halo has slipped!
This bird is my most special decoration, as it belonged to my grandmother.
This little bird is so sweet, I think I will have to crochet him a nest and some tiny eggs!
This is the kid's advent calendar, which I made a few years ago. The light isn't very good, as it's hung in the stairwell which is a bit gloomy! I went for the Kiwi Christmas theme rather than snow and Santa. I think I should have made the pockets bigger, as stuffing in lollies for the three kids can be a challenge!
Finally, a thank you to my friend Kate, whose pattern for Christmas baubles has saved me! My balls were always a bit wonky (gosh that sounds dodgy doesn't it?), as the pattern I was using wasn't quite right. But these are a breeze to make!
Only a few days to go now until all the planning, shopping, making, credit-card-melting and wrapping comes together in a brief flurry of excitement. I can't wait!
Happy Christmas xxx