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.
|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|
Apart from a couple of presents for children it was a handmade Christmas - here is the rest
|Calorimetry hair band|
|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