Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Keep Calm Craft On: Some Christmas Crafting


We've been busy, busy, doing lots of Christmas crafting around here lately. Here are some of the projects we've been working on…

weaving wreaths with some branches we cut in the woods (these ones made by Loane and my Mum who was visiting us last week)


I wove a little basket to hold some goodies...


I used one of the wreaths to hang some gingerbread that the girls made 


the girls have been cutting paper snowflakes and I hung some around our winter fairy


and decorated our windows with them


the girls and I have been making some rose windows (thanks to this book) as gifts to send to the grandparents 


the girls sewed this heart and gingerbread garland out of pieces of wool felt and fabric scraps



I've been knitting some little Tomten (using this pattern) and Santa hats (using another sweet pattern by Linda)


I've also been experimenting dyeing some of our wool 



I'm happy with the results, the colours are very soft (I will be using some for my Christmas gifts)


and last but not least, some little leg warmers just off the needles for Sacha using some very fun self-striping yarn from Biscotte&Cie (their colours are great, especially for children).



Happy crafting on!

14 comments:

  1. So many lovely crafts. The branch weaving and yarn dyeing are fab but I think the garland is my personal favourite, it's so happy and colourful

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    1. Thanks Evelyn. Yes, the garland is very jolly!

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  2. Busy, busy, busy!! So much goodness contained in this post. can't decide what I like most! XOXO

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  3. So much busyness, such lovely creations they are all beautiful in their own way. I was given a rose window by a friend this week it is a lovely thing to have on our window in this dark and dreary weather we are having at the mo.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, a rose window is a beautiful gift, especially in winter.

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  4. love all your crafting, and the yarn dyeing especially, I only knit so I appreciate the crafters who can create yarns for me to knit with :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I love to knit and only recently started to experiment dyeing the yarn from our sheep.

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  5. I love all of your little creations...especially the woven baskets! I can't wait to try yarn dyeing.
    I just found your blog, and I love, love, love your banner picture...the sheep and beautiful old buildings on the water, simply breath-taking...I keep coming back just to look at that photo! I want to frame it. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Emily! I'm very pleased that you like the banner picture so much.

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  6. What beautiful crafts, you all have been very busy indeed.
    Joyeux Noël.

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  7. It's all so wonderful! I love the basket and the rose windows! X

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