Christmas · Sewing

Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!

I've had a craft bag full of half finished Christmas makes for what seems like forever - it's been gradually getting fuller over the last few months and I haven't actually managed to get much finished as I keep starting more presents! Finally I have managed to get a make finished and ready to be… Continue reading Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!

Patterns · Sewing

Christmas Mini Stockings

Continuing on from my Christmas Tree makes are these mini stockings, these are great  for putting little presents into and they can easily by personalised by sewing a name onto them. I made these using Christmas Birdhouse fabric by The Craft Cotton Company. To make a stocking: Cut out a paper template the size you… Continue reading Christmas Mini Stockings

Patterns · Sewing

Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations

Its that time of year where it all gets a little manic as I realise theres not long left for me to finish off all my Christmas present makes, no mater how early I start I always seem to end up at this stage with me looking at the calendar wondering if I will actually… Continue reading Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet Elf drawstring bag

After making my Crochet Elf Storage baskets I had an idea to make an Elf drawstring bag for some of my other Christmas presents to go into, I always seem to use paper gift bags at Christmas when gifting and decided to go for something a bit different this year. I also seem to have… Continue reading Crochet Elf drawstring bag

Crochet · Patterns

Crochet elf storage baskets

Add a bit of a Christmas theme to your storage with these Elf storage baskets. These Elf baskets came from an idea I had for gifting this year as I thought they would be perfect for putting a gift inside such as sweets or any other loose items - rather than a basket hamper you… Continue reading Crochet elf storage baskets

Crochet · Patterns

Christmas is rapidly approaching, crochet can/bottle covers at the ready!

I can't believe how quickly this year seems to be going, doesn't seem to minutes ago I was getting ready for Easter and now the focus is on Christmas. After making my Halloween bottle/can covers I made a note to make some for Christmas too and I have finally got round to getting some made.… Continue reading Christmas is rapidly approaching, crochet can/bottle covers at the ready!

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Christmas chair bows

Make a room even more Christmassy with a Christmas fabric chair bow. Added bonus with these are they are quick and easy to make - perfect when Christmas is getting so close. These were made using the Christmas Birdhouse fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company. The tutorial to make your own is available… Continue reading Christmas chair bows

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Button overload with the christmas presents makes this year! Just a few button cushions….

Each year I tend to follow a theme for my Christmas present makes, from crochet coasters, embroidered cushions and patchwork quilts This year after realising I could no longer ignore the bursting state of my button box I decided to tackle the issue by making some button themed cushion covers for christmas gifts.   the only… Continue reading Button overload with the christmas presents makes this year! Just a few button cushions….

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Bringing in some magic this Christmas is a very majestic Crochet unicorn 

I thought I was pretty much on top of all the Christmas makes I have left this year, that is until I saw a unicorn uploaded by Toft on Instagram and I suddenly realised I had overlooked a make on my list - a unicorn for a friends little girl.  Sheer panic started to develop… Continue reading Bringing in some magic this Christmas is a very majestic Crochet unicorn 

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Time for Another Christmas project to make a sneaky appearance…

Following on from my 3D Christmas trees are some little mini stocking cutlery holders. These will be perfect for a Christmas table setting. You could also use these to go on bunting, for putting little sweetie gifts in or anything where you require a cute little stocking.   These were made as part of a… Continue reading Time for Another Christmas project to make a sneaky appearance…

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It’s that time of year again when the Christmas makes are starting, first up are some 3D Christmas trees

I can't believe it's that time again already and it's time to get cracking on with some Christmas makes, it doesn't seem like two minutes ago I was doing last years! I'm a bit behind already this year - not good, so need to get a move on before I run out of time!  First… Continue reading It’s that time of year again when the Christmas makes are starting, first up are some 3D Christmas trees

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Finished just in time to go on some gifts some sparkly crochet stars 

I have been having great fun with sparkly wool this year, first making the snowflakes and now making some crochet stars! These stars are some of the last few makes I have to get finished in time for Christmas, and it won't be long until I can have a well earned rest from frantic making!… Continue reading Finished just in time to go on some gifts some sparkly crochet stars 

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Perfect for adding an extra bit of Christmas cheer on bottles this year, a crochet bottle hat! 

I have a few gifts this year which are bottles and wanted something other than a bag to make them look nice and Christmassy, so I decided to crochet a hat to go on top of the bottle. These will look great when gifting but also on the table on Christmas, especially if there are… Continue reading Perfect for adding an extra bit of Christmas cheer on bottles this year, a crochet bottle hat! 

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All finished and ready to be sent to some little helpers, some very cute elf hats!

A friend of mine saw these on Pinterest and asked if I could make a couple for her little ones. I couldn't wait to get them made - they looked so good on the picture! I decided to do them all in one colour with a grey band around the base and a grey Pom… Continue reading All finished and ready to be sent to some little helpers, some very cute elf hats!

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Perfect for either hanging on the tree or for going on gifts, some crochet snowflakes with some Christmas sparkle 

I wanted to make a few snowflake decorations this year that I could put on my tree and some to go on gifts just to add that little extra something, the recipient can also use them as decorations in future years too. I got some lovely wool which had a sparkle running through it in… Continue reading Perfect for either hanging on the tree or for going on gifts, some crochet snowflakes with some Christmas sparkle 

Patchwork

Finally, after making them for other people all these years I have finally got round to making my own table runner. I can’t wait for Christmas so I can use it!

I've always wanted to make my own table runner, but it has been on the back burner for a few years now as I get so busy around Christmas with gift makes that I just run out of time to make it, and it just doesn't seem right making a Christmas runner in the summer! I… Continue reading Finally, after making them for other people all these years I have finally got round to making my own table runner. I can’t wait for Christmas so I can use it!

Patchwork · Quilting

New stocking all set and ready for Christmas, I’m definitely ahead of schedule this year – fingers crossed it stays that way!  

I'm flying ahead with my Christmas makes so far this year, although I have made sure I have started nice and early as last year I ran out of time. This stocking is the companion to another patchwork stripes stocking over on the Hobby craft blog http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-patchwork-stocking/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HobbycraftBlog+%28Hobbycraft+Blog%29 made to replace my rather thread bare stockings… Continue reading New stocking all set and ready for Christmas, I’m definitely ahead of schedule this year – fingers crossed it stays that way!  

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A fabric gift bag – Perfect for making your Christmas presents stand out from all the other gift bags this year 

Instead of putting my gifts into paper gift bags this year I have decided to do something a bit different, and make some fabric gift bags, what I like about these is the recipient can also use them after Christmas so they act as a little extra part to the gift too! I use some… Continue reading A fabric gift bag – Perfect for making your Christmas presents stand out from all the other gift bags this year 

Christmas · Crochet

Mini Christmas hats.

I have a couple of wooden penguins and ducks that I wanted to decorate this Christmas, as normally they are left bare and I think its about time they received a bit of Christmas joy! Obviously, these are made to measure for my own ornaments but they can easily be modified to fit any small… Continue reading Mini Christmas hats.

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Christmas tree decorations …

I really like felt tree decorations and found a few I wanted to make in some magazines I bought last Christmas. These were put on the list of things to make very early on and were one of the first things I made when the count down to Christmas started. Felt decorations are great little… Continue reading Christmas tree decorations …