Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmassy Crafting

So Christmas is less than a week away. I'm going to join the group of people that honestly can't believe how quickly the year has flown by. Last Christmas, a real highlight for me was that we made a few gifts for Joe's little sisters. When I say made, what I mean is that we made chocolate bars. 

Joe made some honeycomb and we made crunchie-style bars, we also bashed up some malteasers and made some Hotel Chocolat-style fancy bars of swirled chocolate and little extra bits. It was great fun, and felt really personal. I think the girls both really enjoyed having their own one-of-a-kind chocolate bundles, and happily munched away at them.

This year, we won't be doing this as Joe will be working everyday except Christmas Eve (yes, that includes Christmas Day boohoo!) and we just simply won't have the time. I would love to be the sort of person who can make gifts for everyone, so much so that I've included it on my 101 in 1001 Days list. Keeping this in mind, I bought a few sheets of felt and asked the girls if they'd like to make Christmassy things with me. 

Definitely should be a felt model. 
I made a rather fantastic felt bauble. I want to make another one with just one stripe in the middle so that I can stitch some initials on it. I think this would be a nice touch, and I'd maybe do it in red. In the first picture, Laura had made me a little love heart hairband, inspired by the lovely Ally and her snowflake hairband. We did try and make a snowflake version, but snowflakes are fiddly to draw (and cut out) so we swiftly changed our mind! Naomi made a little Christmas tree (which is now on her Christmas tree) which I sadly forgot to photograph! 

Have you made anything crafty for Christmas? I'd love some more felt ideas if you have any! :)


Chelsea xo

2 comments

  1. I love felt, it's so easy to work with. I watched a Xmas special of Great British Sewing Bee and someone made a felt bauble very like yours!
    The Undercover Dress-Up Lover x

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  2. I wish I could be bothered to make Christmas gifts! I'm just far too lazy. I do try to make people stuff like jams and shortbread though! Haha
    Kloe xxx

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