Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Handmade Christmas 2018

Hello!!  It's been a while since I've been over here, I'm blowing the dust off my blog and hoping to get back into blogging, I know I have said this before and it hasn't stuck, but I'm going to give it another crack, it is such a great way to record and share things! :)

Anyway, it is the start of September and Spring here in Australia, and our thoughts turn naturally to...Christmas!  Just joking, it is super early to be thinking about Christmas, but I have an idea that I'd like to make some presents and decorations and it all takes lots of time!  Usually I don't start my Christmas makes till much later in the year and then of course I never get things finished in time.  

This year, now that I have the shop, I thought it might be nice to start a Handmade Christmas Club for anyone who is interested in getting their craft on for Christmas. 
I am thinking that we will meet once a month at the shop for a making, sharing, inspiring each other session.   I will bring out my collection of books and patterns to get the creative spark going, and hopefully other people will have ideas for things they want to make too! 
(I also have some cute Christmas decoration kits coming soon in the shop, so there should be plenty of inspiration for things to make!)

I will share any cute/ Xmas gift potential patterns that I come across on here as well, so we can encourage each other over the next 4 months, and anyone can join us even if you can't come to the meet ups.  I will probably do a weekly Handmade Christmas post and share anything I think is interesting! 

The get togethers will be held at the shop in Hastings, Victoria, Australia, the  dates I have for the Christmas Club get together are:

Sunday September 16th  12 - 4pm 
Sunday October 21st  12 - 4pm
Sunday November 11th 12 - 4pm
Sunday December 2nd 12 -4pm

For the local girls coming to the get together, I'm thinking it will be a bit like the Saturday Crafternoons, costing $5 a head, you can bring your own stash yarns and materials, or buy things in the shop,  and everyone will be working on their own different things.  (I'll have some snacks and drinks to refresh us when we need a break. :) )

Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to come along, and I'll make sure I have enough chairs! :) 

Anyway, that's all I can think of at the moment, maybe no one else will be interested and I'll be crafting by myself, but it should be a bit of fun!

Have a lovely crafty day peeps! 


  1. I look forward to your Christmas blogs. If I lived closer, I'd be joining the Christmas Club!

  2. What a wonderful idea, I do wish there was something like it near me. I look forward to your Christmas posts.

  3. What a great idea.. and how much I would like to be there... Unfortunately... The Netherlands are too far away for just popping by.... Hope that you will blog about it so I can still have the feeling of beeing there... Just love your blog... it's so inspiaring.

  4. how wonderful! shame im in the u.k....hope its great fun for everyone, always get so inspired by all the makes and ideas/inspirations ;) x

  5. Oh I wish I could zap myself there from the United States! This sounds so fun.

  6. Hi Julie. I live in gippsland 2.5 hrs from your shop but I was wondering if I could maybe come to some of the Sunday sessions. I have just started some easy knitting projects and would love learn more. Di

  7. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!

  8. I miss your blogs! Glad to hear that you're getting back into it.
    Cheers, Nat


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