Monday, 24 December 2018

Happy Christmas Crafting

There is usually a lull in my crafting at this time of the year unless it is last minute Christmas presents.
Not so this year.
My niece in law has asked me to make several things, some with a flamingo theme.
I found this one quite a challenge.
It is a rather unusual tree topper.

I bought these fluffy clip stands in Flying Tiger and I`ve turned them into flamingoes.
I`m hoping they will fit the table theme for Christmas day.

On a donkey theme, my sister said she didn`t have much to hang on her tree so I created these donkey hangings for her.
But only after an unsuccessful attempt at some felt fairies.
No pictures of those I`m afraid.
I wish I had some of my own now.
And here is Florence`s new headband.
Today we took my great niece to meet Florence for the first time.
She loved her visit.
Anne left out a bucket of sweet hay to feed her.
Macie loved that and commented on her fluffiness.
Florence is 7 months old now.
Rosie and Alice enjoyed some hay as well.
I have recently discovered origami through pinterest youtube tutorials. 
They are well presented and slow enough to follow as you make.
Here are two I tried successfully.

 Some weeks ago I blogged about the fabric sample books I bought in Leicester.
I`ve been making silky bags with mixtures of colours. They are fully lined with contrasting cotton fabric.

They are fairly small, about 30 cm square.
I find this a very useful size for my purse and mobile. 
The colours are lovely.
I was really inspired with a garland I saw on Pinterest made from fabric strips. I think it was the colour combination that attracted me.
Here is my effort. strips of fabric, cut to the same size and knotted on to garden string.
I used mainly shirt fabric, saved after recycling. 
Last weekend a visitor told me that our Christmas tree reminds him of the ones from his childhood.
I took that as a compliment.
A few of my home-made tree decorations.

(I have a new project for the Christmas holiday
which I will blog at a later date.
It involves domino knitting.)

Now here we are on Christmas Eve.
All the presents are wrapped, indeed quite a few have been distributed and received with many thanks, owing to our extensive extended family.

I wish all my readers a very 
Thank you for reading my blog
and especially to those who leave comments. 

Next up will be the 2018 review.
Watch this space.



  1. Lovely stuff! Funny, I've come across alot of flamingos this year....

  2. Yes they are an unlikely Xmas icon but Amanda went to the beach where they wander around amongst the sunbathers. She is hooked.

  3. The donkeys and bags are particularly lovely. I found a lot of lovely home-made decorations from you when I was decorating my mum's tree.

  4. That is lovely to hear thank you.