Christmas; slow days, food, jigsaw puzzle, sleep, book, tea, cake and walks. How was your Chrismtas?
Friday, 23 December 2011
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you get a wonderful holiday with lots of relaxing crafting and nice food. I know I will. I’ll be back after the holidays with some pictures of Christmas gift projects I haven’t been able to show you. Perhaps I might be able to throw in a picture or two of my Lucia buns over Christmas, we’ll see!
Best wishes for 2012 to all of you!
Friday, 16 December 2011
I made a wreath for our door this Christmas. Just a simple design, steel wire wrapped in some left over scraps of red material, some holly leaves in felt, a couple of beads and a button for berries. I quite enjoyed myself making this one and it was truly a quick project.
I’ve just gotten well again after a very long period of colds and have finally started to feel like it’s almost Christmas. Tomorrow I’ll be baking gingerbread cookies with a friend and I’m so looking forward to it. We’ll do the icing and everything! Next week I’ll bake Swedish traditional Christmas/Lucia buns and if I remember snapping a photo before they all get eaten I’ll post about them.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
On Sunday the 4th of December I will be holding a Christmas workshop activity at the Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution for children and their parents. So please come in and say hi! Maybe make a Christmas cracker, Christmas paper star or a nice little Christmas card with me and my nice volunteers. There will be cute stalls to look through, some little activities, refreshments and tombola too! You will find me in the middle of the biggest room wearing a Christmas hat between 11am and 4pm. Hope to see you then!
Monday, 14 November 2011
A while back I was given the honourable task to put a Christmas workshop for families together. It will take place at a Christmas fair in December here in London. There’s still a little time to go but the big plan is made. I have some instructions to write and photograph before then but, so far so good. I’ll tell you more about it later when I know about the details.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
I just wanted to show you a necklace I made for myself a little while ago. It’s inspired by traditional Swedish craft and I’m trying to remember what they are called. Meanwhile I’m calling them (oh yes, I’m making more) “gömmor” which translates to something along the lines of “hiding places”. They are open at the top so you can actually hide a love note or maybe a little gem in there. How do you like it?
PS. Since the photos were taken I’ve reinforced the hems not to have them fray...