Friday, 30 December 2011

The after Christmas daze

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!

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

Pimping your door for Christmas

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

On my desk

This has been on my desk for a long time now. Three colds in a row and a temp job kind of stopped me from getting any further. I’m hoping for a better craft start to 2012. I got some things from the last few days to show you though so keep popping by!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Come along and see me!

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

Christmas Workshop

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.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Necklace for me

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...