Saturday, 16 August 2014

idea-list #6

Before you roll your eyes once you realise what this post is about, remember two very important things, 
- as a crafter you have to plan ahead and start projects early, and
- I LOVE CHRISTMAS SO MUCH 
I am already thinking of presents and decorations I am going to make, and once I have a few WIPs wrapped up (badum-tch!) I hope to get a head start on making goodies so that this year I can give everyone I want to give a handmade gift rather than running out of time like I do every year!
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I've always wanted to make Christmas cards for my best friends and family, but whenever I sit down to make them I have no inspiration. However the book page Christmas trees are beautiful and look so simple to make (there is no tutorial and the link is an expired Etsy one, however when I work it out I will be sure to share a tutorial with you!). And these simple Christmas card designs from the Hobbycraft blog are perfect for an amateur paper crafter like me! 
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Another thing I have always wanted to make was a full size hand knitted stocking. Now that my knitting has improved (a lot over the last few months alone, it feels so good!) and I (tentatively) know how to knit in the round, I can't wait to tackle this project! The pattern for the top image can be found on Ravelry but I think I will have a go at personalising it too! 
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LOOK at how adorable these Christmas tree ornaments are!! It's my goal to have a completely knitted/crocheted decorated tree and these gorgeous decorations will be a splendid place to begin. 

I don't even feel sorry for doing a Christmas post in August :) If you want to see some more Christmas inspiring craft ideas, or to just get into the mood nice and early (NEVER too early) why not follow my Christmas crafts Pinterest board?

I anticipate another one of these Christmassy idea-lists in the not too distant future...you have been warned! 

10 comments:

  1. I started in July!
    http://silly9.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/skandi-style-christmas-this-is-my-haul-so-far/
    I want my kitchen to be all red/cream and Skandi - I have made matching heart bunting too!

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    1. oh that sounds like a wonderful christmassy kitchen :) I really loved the picture you posted on Twitter too, I need to pull my socks up and get some of my ideas made! jenny xx

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  2. I refuse to do anything involving Christmas until at least September as all I think now is it should be Summer lol. Though, I'll make the exception as it's you :P I do love the knitted tree decorations at the end though, especially the Santa x

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    1. well september is only so many weeks away ^^ hehe thanks for making the exception though :D with this weather though, IS it summer? :p oohh fat knitted santas are what I made last year, so so adorable. jenny xx

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  3. Hey a Christmas stocking with my name on! ;) I love the little tree decorations, I don't put up decorations myself but I love making them for folk, I'll need to have a nosy on Pinterest now :)

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    1. oh snap! :) yeah I saw you had a nosey on Pinterest, those tiny stockings you pinned are loooovely :) jenny xx

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  4. I love the book page trees, they're great! I've already started on Christmas presents, I want to give quite a few handmade things, and that does mean starting in the summer! Just as well I love Christmas, then!

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    1. aren't they just! I think I will try and get making them next week, otherwise you know how it is, always putting it off... :p oh great headstart! YES all the best people love christmas hehe - jenny xx

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  5. After trying to stitch a Christmas cross stitch card last min last year I should probably be more organised this time around, but August seems too early for me! I'll get around to it eventually but'll probably be running behind schedule just like last year.

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    1. hehe well hopefully my post has served as a little nudge for you? :) its almost september, thats not too early? :) jenny xx

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