Oh dear. Every year, EVERY YEAR, I announce that I will start my Christmas craft and sewing early. And I never do. I start and then run out of time. I knitted these little stockings when the twins were babies. I’ve got a bit of catching up to do since I now need 2 more and also need to find the little pattern book these stockings were in. It’s somewhere in the
junk room – I mean craft room of mine. And I’m reading your mind and know that some of you will ask where to find the pattern to make these yourself. They’re from a little Cleckheaton book full of baby toys, tea cosies, slippers and blankets that I’ve tried to look up online for you. As soon as I’ve found the book I’ll share!
Another thing I loved making were some little fabric wreaths (on the left) which I made when funds were a little tight and I had more time on my hands. 4 babies ago. Just a simple bamboo hoop or embroidery hoop will do with strips of fabric that you just tie around. This year I splurged and got the white wreath on the right with the bling on it. I actually don’t want to put it away and it sure beats the tinsel wreath I still pull out at Christmas time.
I’m also a fan of buntings at Christmas. Kids love them and they’re a great way to pull out your stash and use some fabrics. I bought 2 of these panels from Spotlight recently and can’t wait to get them up in the house. Well after I’ve actually cut it all out and sewed it up.
And instead of the old candy cane with the christmas card exchange at school we’ve decided to make a few little hairclips for each of Keira’s little friends. Etsy has loads of supplies to make hair things for girls and I use Clover yo yo makers which you can pick up at Spotlight or sometimes at quilting stores. This is a great way to use up your scraps too.
And another favourite of mine is the old fabric in the embroidery hoop. You’ll find these dotted all over our house – cheap and cheerful and a great way to show off your stash. I picked up these hoops at spotlight and lincraft and you just stretch your fabric over, tighten the screw up and trim the back with a pair of scissors close to the hoop. I might keep going with this wall and get it up to 5 hoops. They are so easy
And that’s my Christmas craft this year! Love to hear what you’re up to at your house…………………..