Did you enjoy the Great British Sewing Bee? I have to confess ( and i feel a bit guilty saying so) I did think some of the homemade gifts they made were kind of the reason why many people go cold at the idea! I did love Patrick's deer jumper though. On Kirstie's show I loved loved loved the gypsy neon wall art too! Wow that wasn't quite in the category of easy to achieve at home with a few tools kind of craft though was it?!
Anyway, this year I have only managed my Christmas quilt which i'm super pleased with. But over the years I have started to build up my homemade Christmas items. Now i'm not pretending that all my decs are handmade and lovingly crafted. I can't make it through my local garden centre grotto or John Lewis's Christmas store without a purchase or ten, but I do love my homemade stuff the most.
I thought I'd show you a few of the crafty bits and bobs we have made over the years. I love that they are a kind of story of the crafty obsessions that come and go!
There was the start of needlefelting:
Always room for more robins over the years!
Obviously a Christmas stocking each
Easy felty decs made by the kids when they were smaller
Last years operated on ankle over Christmas meant i got a lot of seasonal cross stitch done
My stocking I made when I was 8 with my nan