Tuesday 17 December 2013

Christmas Crafts

I've finally got the decorations out of the loft and have dressed the tree. I also retrieved some other traditional items - my Christmas Crafts!

My sister-in-law gave me this cross stitch sometime in the nineties: given that I only cross stitch for part of December each year I'm not doing too badly

More recently, (just two years ago) Jackie sent me a tree to decorate and stuff. I decorated it with my niece in Australia, and she now has the completed tree, but I loved the idea, so I started making me one too
It's four tree shapes, first stitched RST at the two sides into pairs, then turned right way round and stitched down the middle. Stitch on decorations (mostly at the edges) then stuff and stitch the bottom closed
The third craft is a bit of a puzzle: I know I was inspired by Plum's Christmas wall hanging, but I'm not sure what I planned to do with them

There are plenty of snowflakes left over so I think some will go onto the fabric tree
More Christmas crafts to follow!


  1. Well at this rate you'll be all done by about, err, 2050? ;o)

  2. That's a lot of crafting going on! Were you going to make Christmas tree post cards with your snowflake trees? Difficult to guess the scale. Love the idea of the stuffed fabric tree. Might have to add that to my 'one year' list! Love the progress on your cross stitch, although perhaps stitching into January might be an idea if you want to finish it a bit sooner.......

  3. That cross-stitich will be passed down from generation to generation (unfinished!!) xxx

  4. I never did manage to make myself a stuffed tree, maybe next year:-)

  5. Well done - you're getting there xxx

  6. Love that you pack these projects away with the decorations Benta! You can surprise yourself with your progress every year :)


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