Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve Wishes

Dear friends, it has been wonderful to enjoy your company during the past year and as we stand on the threshold of a new year, I want to wish each one a very HAPPY NEW YEAR with much PEACE!

Thank you sincerely and hope we will have a wonderful new year!


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Crafty Challenge # 10 Little Noel Pouch

Hoping you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas celebration as did we, with loved ones and friends.

I'm posting this little Noel pouch as the tenth of my crafty Christmas challenges in the months of December, better late than never, even though I did have it made before Dec. 25th, I just hadn't a minute to take photos and post it then.

I chose a lovely Christmas red cotton fabric and you could almost believe those are wee snowflakes on it from a distance.

I trimmed it with some crochet ribbon.

So I am pleased that I managed to make it to 10 in my challenge and hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my makes!

Wishing you all a lovely last few days of 2016!

Best wishes and thanks!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Craft # 9 & Five on Friday

It's the Friday before Christmas and time to link up with Amy for Five on Friday at Love Made My Home.

First I want to show you the pillow I've made for my Christmas Craft Challenge.  Very simple, i just used red ticking and stitched on three wool Christmas trees!

Our village has quaint little shops so I thought I'd share some of them with you.

Below is the Post Office with gifts

Next is the old fashioned toy shop and gift shop

 Below is the florist's

The butcher's
 A winter display at the restaurant

The bakery with lots of Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies!

Thank you to all who visit! Your friendship is special to me!

Thanks to Amy for hosting Five on Friday!
Click link below to join in!

Wishing you, dear friends, a very blessed peaceful Christmas!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Prim Starry wreath Craft Christmas #8

Hello dear friends! I'm back in a flurry of excitement and hurry as we hurtle towards Christmas Day with another Crafty Christmas Creation!

This pretty prim starry wreath is so inexpensive to make.

All you need is an old book and some rusty wire, and glue.

Simply cut out lots of stars from the pages of your old, disused book and stick them two at a time along the wire.

All you need to do now is make it into a circle for your wreath and hang it!

It could even be used as a garland around your tree etc!

Thanks for coming by as I know how busy we are this week!

Best wishes!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas Craft Decorating The Mantle

Hello again and welcome back to my crafty Christmas posts and today I thought I'd share a few photos of my mantle all kitted out with new stockings for my three kids.

A view toward the Christmas tree.

As we al know, time is precious, so I hope to be back soon with a few more makes and creations.

It's now all gearing towards the baking, wrapping, feasting with friends and family and enjoying the season.

Best wishes to one and all!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Crafty Christmas Challenge # 7

Yay! I've reached my crafty Christmas challenge # 7 today and here are five (or six!!) wood slice decorations I drew today with a Sharpie and inspiration from Pinterest!

If you want to check out my previous six crafts, just go to the sidebar for the list.

Butcher's twine makes for perfect seasonal hang ties for each slice.

I asked my dad to slice the log with his circular saw and then he drilled holes in each slice for the twine.

My dear daughter had a go too, so we had fun and a bit of competition too!
Do you have a favourite?

Pleased to be linking with Amy of Love Made My Home 
for Five on Friday!

Thanks for coming by and enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Rudolph Mugshots! Challenge # 6

I've brought Rudolph in for questioning! I need to know what I'll find under the tree this year!

Of course this is my homemade Rudolph from a sweet free pattern found on Ali Strebel's blog HERE

He's doing his best to look coy!  I used a red pip berry for his nose and pipe cleaners for his antlers!

He needed to go outside for fresh air and a nibble on the trees!

He wishes you all a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thanks for coming by! I love to read your comments!

Best wishes!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Creation # 5

A very quick finish today on my Christmas challenge.  This is a free cross stitch pattern found on HERE under free patterns.

I added thread to hang it from a handle or even on the tree.

Many thanks for all your comments!

Best wishes!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Crafty Christmas # 4

Made it! Another finish in my crafty Christmas challenge and the pressure is on to keep sewing and making! Lots of ideas but of course time is not on my side!

This is cute wee hanging tree is a great fun way of using up your scraps!  I made another slightly wonky tree!!! and cut circles from leftover pieces of wool and then stitched on a wee star and blanket stitched them on to the tree with a button star for the top!

I used a cinnamon stick for the tree trunk and I'm going to hang it from my kitchen cupboard for a festive touch!

Many thanks for leaving a comment!

Best wishes

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Creation # 3!

Today's creation in my Christmas craft challenge is this pretty wool 'bauble'.  I saw something similar on pinterest and made this quite quickly with some stitching on each of the the three sides.

To finish it off, bright red ribbon and jingle bells. Perfect for the tree! Or hanging anywhere you want!

Thanks again for visiting and please leave a comment!

Best wishes!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Another Christmas Make & Five on Friday

So here's the second of my self-imposed Christmas Craft Challenge Cretions and it's a free pattern from Lori of Not Forgotten Farm and is part of Buttermilk Basin's Christmas Blog Hop.

Sweet little red stocking with holly - so simple yet so perfect for an extra Christmas touch around the house.

I have not really started my Christmas decorating yet but I did hang this pretty wreath on the hall shelf.

I've also looked out my favourite Christmas pattern books and lined up some more ideas for my challenge!

Do you buy  some new decorations every Christmas? I just can't help myself when I'm shopping and my daughter managed to persuade me to buy these three gorgeous baubles for our tree.

Lastly and looking ahead to spring I bought bulbs to plant and need to do that very soon before it gets too cold.

So glad you came by!

Linking with Amy's Five on Friday below

Have a lovely weekend and hopefully I will share another sweet wee Christmas creation tomorrow!