Monday, 21 December 2009

All things christmas begins

This is how I spent my Sunday afternoon-
My Husband, his brother and myself spent about three hours making this in my mother in law's front garden. I might mention that our average age is 30 and a bit :)

I usually hate snow but I really had a blast making this. Poor lulla manulla was desperate to come out and play but every time MIL brought her out she limped cause the snow was cold on her feet. I'm going to have to make her some wellies :)

Friday night was the christmas party for work. As usual I got the job of making the table names.
I wanted something unusual so after a bit of google searching I decided to go with the baubles method.



good old pound shop baubles (excuse the shaky photos- I don't remeber drinking but never mind)



some cheap 20 gauge wire and some laminated print outs.


Fill the baubels with sugar so that they stand up- and.......



Ta da!

I made 32 of these beauties and they went down so well that at least three people tried to steal them! To prevent a fight I had to promise to make 19 more for one of the guys on the shop floor.
I think I'm going to make these to sell next year.










Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Christmas crafts

Here's the sock monkey I wrote about in my last post-

He now lives with my sister in her student house. She loved him. I gave him quite a cute little scarf before he moved out just to break up his neck line.

I've made the other sister a new poppet-




She loves tartan so I made her with tartan ears. The poppets are made from a pattern given out by ghillie on craftster and is free to anyone.

I've been haunting the moneysavingexpert.com site as well. For my friends children I made them some rather spanky gift bags.



I used pound shop sweets and stickers. They liked them I think :) They didn't last very long either way lol.


last one for the moment- I've made snow man soup. This is my tester bag made with chocolate buttons and m&m's.


Since taking it into work I've had orders for 12 more. Better buy some more hot chocolate :)