Well the big day is nearly upon us, if I haven’t bought it we will do without, if I haven’t made it, well its too late now! We’re all looking forward to a lovely family Christmas here with 7 of us this year, originally it was going to a quiet 5 and then a change of plans by my brother (was going to be Australia for Xmas and then decided he missed us too much and came back early!) and then Matts sister meant that we are up to 7, not as bad as the 10 we had last year! So as its a ‘quieter’ Christmas I’ve been making….. again. After making my Tree Quilt I decided that I NEEDED to make a felt gingerbread house I first saw 2 years ago! Never let it be said I’m one for procrastination! In my defence its taken me ages to find thick (4mm) felt in the end I got it from Blooming Felt LAST December but it was a bit too late to do it then what with the 10 guests and all. Anyway the girls made a cardboard gingerbread house the other day and it reminded me that I have everything I need so I got to work.
Its cute isn’t it? The gingerbread is maybe a little overcooked but it was the only brown available last year but I think it looks great. The kids love it and Miss C helped to decide where to position everything. I might go back and sew windows frames onto the side windows just to finish it off.
The other thing I’ve been periodically working on is the Cross Stitch kit I bought back in February.
and here's the finished article framed.
Looks pretty good to me.
With all these Christmas crafty things I’ve made and all the decorations I’ve been buying our house is looking a bit like Santa's Grotto. I think we’re going to have to get yet another box to store the stuff in the attic and Matt will be banning me from buying anything else soon! So there ‘might’ not be any Christmas Craft stuff next year although I’m not promising anything. I’ve made the couple of things that have been preying on my imagination the last couple of years and nothing has caught my eye this year except maybe crochet snowflakes so hopefully there won’t be too much to do next year as invariably its late in the day when I get these urges and add into that both my girls have their birthdays in December and have full blown creative parties you can see why I’m kinda glad I’ve cleared my Christmas To-Do list. I’ll post something about their parties in the New Year as I just don’t have time right now.
OK presents wrapped check, turkey ordered check, Next Sale completed check (gotta love VIP online sales!), family en-route check, bring it on!
Have a great and safe Christmas and I’ll see you on the flipside!