Tuesday, 8 December 2009
The joy of mutual crafting get togethers. Yay!
I was lucky enough to be invited to a crafting 2 hours on Saturday, and it reminded me of how lovely it is to get together with people to craft. This was Christmas crafting, with funds raised going to a local wildlife trust. They made a lot of money (it was only £20 each), and we came away with lots of lovely Christmas things and having had such a lovely time (mince pies and mulled wine were also included, yum). I'm now planning on setting up a weekly craft club next year, as my new year's resolution. I'm hoping I actually do this one, as I know I'll get so much out of it. I love sewing, but I have to say, I love trying new crafts as well. So, what did I make? Well, I made a wreath for the door:
I've never made a wreath before. I'm thrilled with it, especially as I then sew one locally advertised at £65! Silly money for a wreath.
As it was based at a wildlife trust centre, all the things to use were sourced in the woods or from the organiser's garden, so they look really lovely together.
Actually, seeing this picture makes me realize that I really should do a post on my front door one day - it is rather special, and has quite a story behind it. Literally behind it! I'll leave you guessing on that one until the new year. ;-) I've also realized with excitement that I've reached 100 followers, and I'd thought I really ought to do another giveaway once I got to 100... but I can't before Christmas, so I'll sort that out as well next year. So watch out for that one.
I also, very quickly, made an angel, which I'm very proud of, as I didn't think I would be able to.
She needs eyes, poor thing. Next, and don't laugh, because three people did on the day. I made Rudolph logdeer:
Apparently he has buck rabbit teeth, a pig's nose, and silly antlers. Well, me and the kiddies love him to bits! So there! ;-)
I made something else, but I haven't got a photo yet. Sorry. But I've got this instead:
I rescued him from being dumped a couple of Christmases ago. I can't believe people just dump things like this - complete with lights as well! Mary, if you stop by, please note the bare plaster walls behind him! I was not kidding when I said I've lost count of the Christmas we've had to decorate and ignore the plaster and holes and polyfiller behind the decorations. It's kind of expected now. Haha.
Sewing wise, I've been making more coasters... chicken ones this time:
That's all for today. Thanks so much for dropping by, and if you've made it this far, huge huge thanks! x