I wanted to do more Christmas crafting this year, but time is definitely not on my side this year. On the other hand, it has been fun to look at smaller quick projects and makes. In this post I’ll share some fun festive cross stitching, including the one piece I’ve managed to x-stitch this year.
I’ve always enjoyed cross-stitch, and find it quite relaxing. While things are definitely busy, it’s nice to take a few minutes out for a bit of mindful crafting.
I wanted to do something a little different this month, and share some fab indie biz. It’s fairly officially Christmas shopping season, and it’s a great opportunity to support small business; shop indie; and spread a little love to those that may be struggling; as there are no craft fairs or the like this year!
So here are a range of some of the handmade products from some of my friends online! If you have a small business, get in touch and I’ll happily add you to the list! Please don’t link spam; if you have a gift guide similar to this one, do tell everyone about it in the comments below!
We have Santa and snowman themed pegs for our cards; as we don’t have much space for putting cards up. Before that we have used the age old classic string across the wall! If you want to get creative and make your own Christmas card hanger; I thought I’d share how super simple it is!
We are lucky enough to get quite a few cards at Christmas time. I usually participate in at least one card swap; as well as sending to a few online friends. Sometimes I then offer to send a handmade card or two online if I have any left; as I make them all in one go, and sometimes end up with extras! So keep an eye on Twitter!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes December feels so incredibly hectic, and you really want to be creative, or maybe get crafty with kids, but you don’t have time? Try some of these ideas to make your own quick and easy Christmas cards!
This is just a small list of ideas for you to be able to create some cute handmade Christmas cards!
As in my previous card making posts as part of Blogmas, I will make and share four different cards to fit the theme. Today I’m sharing some handmade Christmas sparkle cards in black, white and gold.
All of my handmade cards are produced using a variety of methods; just to show how versatile it can be, making your own. If you want to know how I make a specific card in more detail; get in touch, and I can explain further on the Facebook page.
I look forward to visiting the local Christmas market here in Truro every year; it’s always great fun and a great chance to see some wonderful handmade products made in Cornwall. I always try to do a bit of my Christmas shopping here; and there are usually some cheeky samples to enjoy too!
While I was having a wander, I thought I’d take some photos of some of the brilliant handmade products around the market! There were SO many stalls I didn’t get a chance to take photos of; as it was extremely busy, but here are a few things I loved!
Throughout Blogmas this year, there will be recurring topics, and one of these will be handmade card ideas! In each of these posts I will make and share some cards to fit the post title “theme”. This time it’s bright Christmas cards.
The cards in each of the posts, will be produced using a variety of methods; just to show how versatile it can be, making your own Christmas cards. Over the month I will be sharing different styles, generally using punches, paper layering and stamping, though there will be different elements used here and there.