Thursday, 22 October 2009
Little festive presents...
This is it. I put my hands up. I've well and truly started planning for my Christmas presents. I've said it. The C word. I'm sorry for those of you who feel like xmas comes too early every year (and I think it kind of does with all the shop decorations etc), but I also know I'm not the only out there who needs to do a lot of planning. And gets tons of enjoyment out of it too! That's just what you need to do if you're planning on making things by hand. You need Time. So there, I've got my apologies out of the way, so I can now show you what I've been up to!!!
Last weekend, I finished a small batch of decorations which will be added to Christmas hampers. I got the idea from a needlecraft book and adapted it with my own design. I think they don't look too bad, what's you opinion on them?
They could be put up on the xmas tree, or anywhere else for that matter.
And now, for xmas cards. Now I have to say, I'm quite ashamed about this, but I made those back in August. No, it's not a typo, you're not reading wrong, I did write August. I started my blog before that, so you might be wondering why I didn't tell you about them before. Well, we're going back to the shame bit you see. I thought you might laugh of me. Or think that I'm a really sad person. Who starts to think about xmas in summer?!! So I feel that showing you these at the end of October is a lot more acceptable ;-)
I really like these and will definitely be making some more. I've got a few more spare beads to use up (from a childhood collection!). I'm also quite fond of the less traditional colour coordinations, kind of a modern twist on xmas traditions. I'm eager to hear what you think of them!!! The pink card on the photo above is actually a lot stronger, nothing like the pastel colour that's come out on this photo - so little good light at the moment! And the cards below (can you see the shadow of my hand on the right?!) - well there's no hiding I didn't do the ones on either side of the bird, but that's ok, I like them too and they definitely give me inspiration to do my own little stickers!
Hope you have a nice Thursday all - hey, it's only one more day before the weekend, we're not doing too bad this week are we? One day to go, one day to go!!! x