So now my Birthday is over ...

Let the Christmas Crafting begin!

Last year I started this Kaisercraft tree and wanted to make this wreath but as we were renovating, packing and had the house on the market not much was happening in the way of Christmas craft.
I pulled all of these out yesterday afternoon.

I'm ready to make a start this year. Have a gorgeous centre piece/doiley creation planned with some hand dyed doileys from One crafty mumma - she made a custom mix for me with my requested colours. Gorgeous Girl and a lovely friend. Thanks Mel. x

Every second Wednesday afternoon its just me and my girl so she made a start on painting her tree, I got these earlier in the year at a $2.00 shop. One for me and one for her I haven't opened mine yet.

While she waited for the paint to dry we agreed she was old enough and capable enough to try stitching with a real needle. She has stitched in pre formed holes with a blunt end plastic needle before. I printed out a template from here. Then adjusted the size to make it easy enough for her.  She chose some colours I cut it out, threaded the needle, tied the knots and started it off for her. I helped with the stuffing in an instructional manner and placed the ribbon. 
About an hour later :)

I see a lot of little felt stockings in my future.
I have linked up on Our Creative Spaces and I'll keep you updated with our Christmas makings.
I have also just set up a face book fan page so you can like that if you are inclined to follow my crafty things and/or prefer facebook :).

 Has anyone else started creating for Christmas yet?


  1. oh well done Rachel!! Lots of little felt stockings will look great on your tree this year :)
    I have started some Christmas crafting for gifts, we won't be decorating this year so all those ideas will have to wait for next year.

  2. Love that stocking!
    I have been busy crafting for swaps but do hope to get some stuff made for us too

  3. How wonderful when they're at an age to craft like that for the first time. And to want to do it with you - priceless.

  4. Your little girl did a great job with sewing up that stocking. I like that Christmas craft idea. It looks like you've got some great inspiration to start Christmas crafting. I've started but still have a long way to go:) x

  5. oh cute, your little girl did a great job of sewing her stocking!

    I have started on some ornaments for swaps and presents for the kids, but lacking motivation to do it in a

    Might get more done once the school holidays start.


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