Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Last Christmas present opened today so I can finally blog!!!!

Yay back to blogging again :-).  Been away for so long because I was making Christmas presents from October of last year and didnt want to spoil any surprises!  The last christmas present was finally finished this week after suffering from some serious craft exhaustion.  Enjoyed my 1st Feb second Christmas though as I received a gorgeous handmade bag from my lovely and very patient friend Janet.

So here is a round up of all my Christmas crafting projects.

I took part in 3 Secret Santas through online parenting forums.  I have to say that in many ways these were my favourite projects as whilst Christmas is about giving it is nice to recieve too ;-) and these swaps were with groups of crafty mums.  There is nothing a crafter likes more than receiving a handmade gift.  I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous bag, necklace, christmas tree decs and spinning set in return :-).  These are the handmade part of the gifts sent.

Heart Doily

Button Charm Bracelet made using vintage buttons

Crochet wristwarmers - made up pattern

I have to thank pinterest for the inspiration for my crochet clocks.  These were fiddly to make but I love them and will be making one for our house one day.

I was brought a gorgeous handmade photo album last year and wanted to make something similar.  I brought some scraps of leather for the applique / patchwork - its lovely to sew with.  The photo leaves are made from handmade mulberry paper.

Whilst I was crafting Carl and Erin helped out making some fab Cookie Jars - the kitchen was a mess but they looked great.

Cowls were a quick easy project and I made 3 of them as presents

Mum and my youngest sister each had a shawlette and I had gorgeous brooch commisioned for Mum to match her scarf - thank you Annie (Heavenly Anarchist)
My pic doesnt show off the brooch well enough - click on Annies link for a better picture
Elise Shawl

Apart from a couple of presents for children it was a handmade Christmas - here is the rest

crochet bookmark
Calorimetry hair band
more wristwarmers
charm bracelet in need of a few more charms!
Washcloth - using up the last of my lovely Peaches and Creme cotton.

Next year its 3 for 2 from Boots ;-) xx


  1. wow I love everything you've made , especially i have to say the clocks - they're just great !! :)

  2. I'm with the previous commenter, those clocks are beautiful! I love the colours you've put together

  3. wow great gifts im sure every reciever loved them !!

  4. You certainly have been busy, don't know how you do it! I love my photo album :)