Monday, 2 January 2012

Crafts in the Christmas Holidays

We've had a nice, pretty relaxed Christmas time, and once the kids broke up from school, we spent quite a bit of time just making and drawing etc.
A felt thing I sewed for an old school friend. 
I adapted the design from this book by Clare Kingslake.
Very simple Christmas card design, using wooden Christmas tree ornaments, which I bought when they were on sale after last Christmas. I like the new reindeer embossing folder I bought from Cutting edge crafts (Link to right hand side.)
A Christmas card for a quilting friend! (The layered cardboard pieces were from Cricut's Country Life cartridge.)
Jack, our 2nd eldest, started making this creature ages and ages ago, and Lucy decided to finally finish it off for him. I like that it has glow-in-the-dark Hama beads for its mouth!
An applique picture for another friend, similar to one I've done before.
 I was itching to do a bit of quilting, so made this Christmas cushion one evening.
 I sewing machined a snowflake pattern along the back, and hand-sewed on beads.
And last but not least, the first baking I have ever seen my husband do! He took part in a pay-it-forward handmade gift thing on Facebook, and decided to make gingerbread London Temples for two of our friends... Can't say they're not creative!!
(Incidentally, for anyone not familiar with the London Temple, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, here's a pic I took recently. See! Almost identical! - down to the green copper spire, golden angel on top, and pond to the side...)


  1. And what a beautiful felt thingy it was too. I love it! Check your fb, I sent you a message.xx