Merry Christmas to all of you lovely readers!
This one has kind of crept up a little on me, perhaps due to a certain little chap keeping me extra busy! I have managed to squeeze in making a few homemade gifts, a couple of little makeup bags and eye-masks that I love making and a teeny teddy for my niece from a little pattern I got from the American museum in Bath. I also spent an evening with an school friend making pine cone garlands and giggling over champagne which was lovely and festive. The fact that I never got around to hanging said garlands properly and just have them hap- hazardly draped over my dressing screen is of course neither here nor there! Hehe! Next year when i pull them out of the decoration box I will have fond memories of making them and they will probably even make it onto the wall!
One of my favourite Christmassy makes of all time are these little gingerbread men from the Tilda book ‘Crafting Christmas Gifts’. I believe this is their fourth Christmas now and I’m always happy to hang them on the tree. That being said this year I have actually stuck cocktail sticks in them and dotted them around the place standing up.
They are made from scraps of silk fabric that I stained with rooibos tea (my favourite and a beautiful pinky brown shade for dyeing things) although in the book she uses linen which I just didn’t have to hand. They didn’t take long to make and as with everything I have made from the Tilda books were lovely and easy to do. And who doesn’t need some gingerbread teddies around the place to ramp up the festive spirit!
Do you have any favourite homemade decorations?
Thanks so much for following along with this little blog for another year. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a very happy year in 2016!