Sewing, cards, crochet, cross stitch, and other crafty randomness. An Irish girl on the other side of the world.
A few quick and oh so satisfying makes with cotton yarn. I followed the Greedy for Colour Christmas Bauble tutorial at the start and then kind of winged it at the end. I also added a few beads for an extra dimension.
Because the posting deadlines for Christmas presents are so early and because I hate shopping at the last minute for friends and family - prefering to take my time and find things I think they would really like - I'm writing this post in October instead of late December after my present owners have opened the parcels I have sent their way. I'm even setting up the posting to happen after Christmas is well and truly underway in the Northern Hemisphere, knowing that unfortunately I'll be somewhere without broadband.
When I went looking at baking trays in October, I wandered into a stationery shop (I have a 'thing' about stationery!). I have plans to buy my aunt and my mother a book for Christmas (in case I don't get the books I have in mind - I'll just let them assume that the ones I got were all planned). One of the things I loved to do with books for my mother, when I lived in Ireland, was to read them first so that we could discuss them when she was readi…
I made this paper advent calendar a while ago (well before the start of December) and forgot to upload the photographs. Its been hanging in my office ever since and counting down the days to Christmas and a wonderful colourful way. I got the print out from http://mibostudio.co.uk/#/free-advent-calendar/4537002233.
A few quick card makes. I haven't been as prolific as usual in my card making this year and these were for a house warming, to say hi to a friend who was soldering on, two new baby cards, and one for a relation on BMs who is ill and recovering. I made the 3 for BM to give him a choice. Not a lot of cards stockpiled at the moment. I just haven’t been making them over the last year or so. Possibly because my craft stuff is unevenly distributed throughout the house and not so easy to access.