I love creating little items for Christmas. I like to make things that are suitable for presents and I also like to make the specifically Christmassy items. I have my old favourites - little patchwork balls that I have made for years and years - in fact since I was at school; fabric crackers.. and so on.
Then I also like to try out different things - which I have done so this past week or so.
I have made little houses before. In fact they are on a previous post on here. This time I thought I'd make some that were Christmassy houses in Christmas fabric or at least Christmas colours. I am rather pleased with the result ...
I particularly like this more cottagey style one. On the other one the roof is a bit lost.
Then I saw some trees on Pinterest. Oh they were lovely - just triangles with cinnamon stick trunks. Aha ... time to use some of my Christmassy fabric scraps up and make patchwork trees. I love the idea of using cinnamon sticks as the trunks as that's a really Christmassy scent. Most of the time I stuff lavender into my creations as that's really my favourite scent. However - I am also a big fan of spicy Christmassy smells and cinnamon definitely ticks the box there!
Sadly I am unable to go to one of the Craft Fairs I am booked in for. I had a fall on Wednesday morning and have been in a bit of pain since with my left knee and my right ankle. I thought I'd better get them checked out and it turns out I have successfully torn ligaments in both and need to rest up.
The Craft Fair I was booked to do tomorrow is in Bradworthy, near to where I used to live. I do this one every year as firstly I lived that way and then because it gave me a great excuse (as if I need one) to go and stay the night before with my best friend who lives down there. We get to catch up. I do miss her. She used to pop in at least once a week for a cup of tea and a good old chin-wag.
So these goodies will have to wait for next weekend. I'll be making more for the other craft fairs and for The Crafty Phoenix Lady unit at The Emporium too.
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