Hello, how are you going today?
I am having a good day, nothing special, just food shopping and general housey things, but I like days like this.
Firstly, I'd like to thank you for the lovely comments on my last post and your ideas for reinvigorating bloggy energy. I think I will just continue to blog when I can and not worry too much if it's not everyday, I think I am too casual for anything like a formal schedule, so this blog is just going to go with the flow, the same approach I take to most aspects of my life. Thank you all for your continued interest in Little Woollie, I have a few new ideas to try out over the next few months so I'll see how that goes. :)
Well, suddenly Christmas doesn't seem that far away, (eek, nearly November!) and once again I am finding myself tossing up how much of a handmade Christmas I'll be able to achieve. I'd love to make some of the gifts for my family this year, I don't think I'll worry to much about all the boys I have to buy for, they are not really into handmade stuff, but I could do some baking for them, they do love a homemade bikkie or 2.
I am thinking that cute crochet washers and a nice piece of soap would be a nice little gift for my friends, I like making the washers so they should be fun to make.
I am doing a couple of markets between now and Christmas, so I am also trying to make some things that would be good presents for people to buy, maybe for teachers or other people we get little gifts for at this time of year.
So I have been making these little milk jar covers in multicoloured stripes, I think they look so cute in a group! These jars make good small vases and you could pick a posy of flowers and give a cute jar of flowers to your favourite teacher, or you could stick a nice candle in one for a candleholder, or you could fill it with some bright coloured fine liners for a cute pen holder.......or you could fill a shadow box with different patterned one for a very cute wall display!
These small milk bottles can be picked up cheaply from 2 dollar shops, or you could keep your eyes open for interesting shaped bottle and recycle bottles that are finished in the kitchen, I think a little collection of different shaped and sized bottles with there cute colourful cover would be a lovely present! Cute and thrifty, gotta love that!
.....I just had to pick a few ranunculus from the garden and colour match them to their vase....
.....and a couple more gratuitous flower shots, just because I can't get enough of their gorgeous colours.........
So, are you making any presents this year?
I am going to make a few decorations too.
Have you been following the Handmade Christmas posts over at One Crafty Mumma? Mel is one organised girl! She has lots of ideas and links for handmade things this year, I am getting on board a little late, but there is still lots of time to get making!
During the week I will have a look around the internet and see what Christmas decorations I can find and share with you all next week.
Have you got any handmade ideas for Christmas this year, any secret crafty plans?
Have a great day!