Christmas Ornaments

I was looking for a craft to do with my son, who is turning two soon. I done a search on the internet and found salt dough

2 cups plain flour

1 cup salt

1 cup warm water

We made a batch up and put them in the oven at the temperature stated and for the time stated and… I burnt them all, I wish I had taken a picture, oh well maybe next time!

Luckily I had some left over as I couldn’t fit them all in the oven, I didn’t put the rest of them in the oven that night and when I went back to them the next day I noticed they had started to dry out and harden all by themselves so I turned them over (so the underside could get some air) and left them. After a couple of days they were all hard and ready for the fun part, decoration.

I want to get some glitter and some pretty string to hang them with. The small stars (I am thinking) would make nice tags for presents, oh the possibilities.

I have to admit at some point this went from being an activity I was doing with my son into something much more for me, I will let him have ago at some of the ornamments tomorrow…maybe…

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Felt phone case

I have finally started and finished a project in one night, anyone that knows me will know this is a miracle.

I got the felt free with a magazine and I loosely based the phone case on a project in that magazine. I am not very good at handstitching and I am a bit of a perfectionist so if it does not look all neat and uniform it can bother me. But this case is all handstitched and definitely not perfect and uniform, in some places it is down right wonky but I still quite like the end result.

I am quite new to crafting in general and this is my first time working with felt, if I knew felt was so easy to work with I would have used it much sooner.

Decoupage

A while ago I went to a craft fair and saw someone sticking paper to wood, I think that is the technical term…

Anyway I decided to get my son’s name in wooden letters and have a go, I was quite pleased with how they turned out

I quite enjoyed the repetitiveness of ripping the paper up and gluing it down and you can have a finished article in next to no time.

I enjoyed it so much I am thinking of doing some more letters as birthday gifts next year.

 

Christmas stocking- attempt no.1

Well I finally took the plunge and used my gorgeous tweed fabric and made my first ever christmas stocking! and this is how it turned out

I was feeling really chuffed with myself and then I saw it… (Did you spot my mistake?)

I had put the hanging loop on the wrong side (Doh)

So I spent a considerable amount of time grumbling and mumbling to myself and changed the loop over

Cosidering it is my first try I am quite pleased with it.

1 down 4 to go!

Tweed Beautiful Tweed

Today’s post is all about fabric and my holidays…
I went to Scotland to see the in-laws, we go every year and one of my favourite activities (apart from seeing the in-laws of course) is shopping for Tweed. This time round I wanted fabric for another love of mine… Christmas, I want to attempt to make christmas stockings and I came away with some beautiful fabric.

Now I just need to find the time to make them.