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Sunday, 4 December 2016

And There's More !!!!!........

 Morning all, I managed to do another knitted reindeer ready to sell today. 
My fingers have been moving at lightening speed to knit these things....I've even started to knit another gingerbread man.

My son announced that he will be down today, instead of tomorrow....so I've had to whizz round with the hoover quickly before making his bed up.

Also today I'm doing a craft fair.....so I guess I will be exhausted by the end of today LOL !! Will let you know how it goes.
Bye for now x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

More Reindeers.....of a different Kind !!


Morning all, a quick blog today, still busy sorting things out.....yesterday whizzed by so fast, that I didn't get half the things sorted that I had planned to !!

Anyway, I was recently in "the works" and saw this little reindeer kit, to make 2 reindeer decorations. It only cost £2, so I thought I would buy it and if it looked ok, maybe make some more different ones ie: snowman or Father Christmas. 

Just circles of stiff felt, with a bead in between each circle then the shaped head on top. 

Will put these on my craft stall tomorrow at £1.25 each, so hopefully will make a small profit !!

Enjoy your weekend. x

Friday, 2 December 2016

Sock Monkeys..........

Morning all, hope you are all well, happy and WARM !!! The weather has certainly turned now, definitely winter now. 

I was asked to make 3 sock monkeys for a friend. When I bought the Christmas socks, they were in a pack of 5, so I decided to make all 5 to give my friend a choice, then hopefully I will sell the remaining 2 at my craft fairs. 

I have a full week of craft fairs next week, starting on Sunday, then Monday morning, Tuesday evening & Friday afternoon. This will be the last of them for this year, so I will let you know the results if I can next week.

My eldest son is coming home on Monday for a week, so the craft room will have to be tidied ready for him. So I wont be doing much crafting in there next week !!

Have fun Christmas shopping x

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Sleighs......

 Morning all, well the countdown has started to the big day.....hope you're all on track to get everything done. 
I made these sleighs a few years ago. I've had them on my craft shelf ever since, but as I'm doing craft fairs now, I decided to dust them off, buy some sweets and try to sell them.
 I had only made 2 , one red & one gold. So I wont be too disappointed if they don't sell. My lot indoors, will soon devour the sweets over the festive period.
See you all again soon. x

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Book Folding Christmas Display......

 Morning all, well here we are the last day of November!!. Christmas rush begins now LOL !!!. I can't believe how fast this year has gone. So much still to do before the big day, including 4 more craft fairs !!!

Here is something that I have made to sell (but wont actually mind of I don't sell it !)

I did this book fold some time ago, and at the time just placed a bit of ribbon around the centre. Then I was thinking about table decorations. I had recently visited a garden centre that has a great Christmas section, and saw this battery operated snowman. He has a changing coloured light inside, so I thought he would  be perfect on top.

I've used Martha Stewart circle punches, to do 3 different coloured circles, which I then layered on top of the book fold. The snowman is just placed in the centre, because the on/off switch is underneath him.

Have a great day, and see you again very soon. x

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

2nd Reindeer Made.......



Morning all, a quick blog today, as I seem to be really busy at the moment. (like all of us !!)

Here is a second reindeer made. I decided to do a slight variation to the original pattern, in that I've knitted him so that he looks like he's got a red jumper on, rather than just a scarf.

I'm now in the process of making a third (out of the same 100gm ball of fawn wool), will probably to the original design again. 

Thanks for popping by. x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Reporting Back........


Morning all, a quick blog today.......

Glad to report back that I did really well yesterday at the craft fair. We had an initial large amount of people in the first hour, then a smaller, but steady stream of people throughout the day. My reindeer that I showed yesterday was sold in the first half hour. So I am making another one now!!!

The local junior school also had a craft fair on the same day, but they were good enough to advertise our one too, so a lot of people seemed to go to both fairs.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Wrap up warm if you go out !!! X