Monday, 24 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12 - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

For the final day I thought I would share with you an image of our magical tree. All the decorations that have been featured in the 12 days are all hanging on this tree with a unique collection of many vintage and Disney decorations. I also took a few close ups, so enjoy and I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

White Dove Decoration

This decoration is once again so simple and effective to make and yet it is also so versatile as you could also use this as a decoration throughout the year.

Materials Needed:

Wooden Dove
White paint - highly recommend Annie Sloan paint for a perfect finish

This is the last of the decorations with only one more day to go which will complete the 12 days of Christmas.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Star Decoration

So finding 12 ideas leading up to Christmas can be a bit overwhelming and therefore I have borrowed an idea from my sister's tree for day 10 and I think it looks fabulous and once again so simple to make.

Materials Needed:

Flat wooden star decoration
Festive paper
Pearl gems

Friday, 21 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Christmas Angel

This beautiful Christmas angel will look perfect either at the top of the tree or hanging as a decoration below and once again very simple to make!

Materials Needed:
Peg - with a round end (to be used as the head)
Wings - either cut your own or use a die cut
Gold Ring - Amazon
Gold string
Glue gun

Thursday, 20 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Vintage Gift Bags

Make your gift extra special by placing it in a paper bag that has been decorated with vintage imagery and lace. It will look so pretty that they won't even want to undo it to see what's inside!

Materials Needed:
Brown Paper Bag
Printed Vintage Imagery
Bits of fabric and lace
Small Peg
Glue Gun

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Photo Decorations

These decorations make the perfect gift for someone or if not a gift you can decorate your tree with the memories of loved ones.

Materials Needed:

Plain Wooden Decorations - Bauble Shape
Photo cut to shape of the decoration
Glossy Accents - this will create the glazed look over the top of the decoration

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Fabric Heart Decoration

These can be hung anywhere around the house and not just on the tree. Also you can make lots of them in lots of different fabrics to match home decor for the holidays.

Materials Needed:
2 x colours of fabric - 1 pattern/1 plain works best
Merry Christmas Ribbon from Next
Needle and Thread

Monday, 17 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

It's all in the wrapping!

No matter how small or big the gift is, always put extra effort into the wrapping.

Materials Needed:
Christmas Tissue Paper
Brown Tag
'Jingle Bells' stamp - Hobbycraft

Sunday, 16 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Musical Note Bauble
Another tree decoration for you to feast your eyes on today and its soooo simple to make.

Materials Needed:
Clear Bauble
Strips of musical note paper
Stickles Glitter in Platinum

Saturday, 15 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Snowflake Decoration

These decorations are so easy to make and you can use up old bottle tops in the process!

Materials Needed:
Snowflake decoration - we found some in TK Maxx
Bottle Cap
Small vintage picture cut to fit inside the bottle cap
Glossy Accents - can buy at Craft Obsessions
Stickles Glitter in Platinum

Friday, 14 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

I'm sure we have all started handing out some Christmas cards but why not make a few of your own for that extra special person and show them how unique they are.

Materials Needed:
White Card
Christmas Pattern Paper
2 x small doilies
Snowflake embellishment
Vintage Christmas Image
Poinsettia and holly leaves embellishments
Metal Christmas sentiment

Have fun!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: The Countdown

Hi bloggers, the big countdown to Christmas is on its way with only 12 days to go. So I thought I would get a little creative and post a bit of creativity each day to get you inspired and maybe you can save your pennies and make some gifts this year. There will be a range of cards, decorations and home decor for you to check out everyday and if you see something you like, please leave some festive comments!

Starting things off is this adorable cute stocking decoration.
Materials Needed:
Some of your favourite fabric, could be festive, floral or plain, whatever you fancy
Festive trimmings - I used some that I found in Next, approx £5 for all 3
Needle and thread
Stocking Template

What pressies have you made this year?

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Holly Jolly Christmas Workshop Day

Hi bloggers, today was our Crafting for Christmas workshop at home and it was super christmassy and lots of fun! We had a great turn out and some excellent wreaths were made. I love seeing everyone's creativity and the different results people come up with. As promised there was lots of Christmas music, cake, tea and lunch which helped feed the hunger of our dedicated crafters. I took lots of pictures so sit back and relax to enjoy the photos of the day.
Books of Inspiration

All set up and ready to craft

Here's one I made earlier

Our crafter's busy at work

Jen's Wreath

Cathy's Wreath

Joanne's Wreath

Beth's Wreath

Jane's Wreath

Dina's Wreath

Elle's Wreath

Cora's Wreath

Jean's Wreath

Today has been the perfect start to December and the countdown to Christmas has definitely begun. Time to get out all the Christmas decs and put up the tree! I hope to be blogging up until Christmas but if reality of university kicks in then I may not be blogging until the new year, in which case Merry Christmas bloggers and a Happy New Year!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Crafting for Christmas Workshop

Nothing like leaving it to the last minte and I do apologise for not posting the details last week when I promised I would. I long for the day when I can devote all my time to writing this glorious blog and running this business properly. For now it will have to be a bit hit and miss I'm afraid.

Anyway, these are the items we will be making and I will again post the details below and a few photos to get you inspired. If you want to book a space, approx 5 left, please email me at

Also one last very important note. Mother is attending a craft fair tomorrow in Lindfield, which by the description looks like a good one. She has been very busy creating lots of unique decorations to sell at this craft fair so if you have a spare Saturday and fancy buying something a bit different this Christmas season, then head on over to King Edward Hall, Lindfield, between 10am and 3pm.