Christmas stuff I want to make

Christmas stuff I want to make

This is the title of my Christmas Pinterest Board. (Clicking on the image below will take you straight to it)

Christmas stuff I want to make

Christmas stuff I want to make


Amongst the very many items pinned, these below are at the top of my list to make this season. Most of these images will take you straight to the source, where I could find one.

This was one of the very first things I pinned. So simple, so effective. This is at the top of my list.

Snowman wreath - source unknown

Snowman wreath – source unknown 

This next one comes from a wedding accessories website but particularly suitable for Christmas, don’t you think?

Button star by bilancia design

Button star by bilancia design

I intend to make one of these out of a mini tartan print to add some extra Christmas woof.

Scotty dog garland found on etsy

Scotty dog garland found on etsy

This is a recent find.

Fabric tree

Fabric tree – source not found

I’m going to use my sparkly felt for this project.

Snowfelt felt

Snowfelt felt

We always make something new for the tree every year. It is like revisiting Christmases past; opening up our tree decoration box. Sometimes we think, ‘Wow, did we really make that!’
This will be this years addition.

Littlewoolie crochet stars

Littlewoolie crochet stars

And these, which my daughter will make, adorned with some ribbons and bells.

Clay hearts by gardenmama

Clay hearts by gardenmama

And finally to Christmas cards.
I intend to make all my cards this year. Crazy? Yes!
I’m taking inspiration from these two images.

Cards  by fabrichq

Cards by fabrichq

Loopy Linnet Christmas cards on folksy

Loopy Linnet Christmas cards on folksy

I’ve been practicing my free hand machine embroidery with mixed results, but I’m getting better.

It is 5 weeks exactly, until Christmas Day. Arrrrggghhhh!

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Ooh, let us know how you get on with your freehand machine embroidery. I’ve tried it a couple of times but I couldn’t relax into it and felt all out of control. Same with freehand quilting – I get on quite well for a while but then I panic and it’s a bugger getting those stitches out again! I’ve put a book about it on my Christmas Wishlist so that might be helpful. I like those clay hearts – looks like something I could get my daughter to do. Is it modelling clay that you bake afterwards ‘cos, if so, I have some of that in my stash.
    As for my Christmas makes, I am putting some binding round a quilted table runner that I started to make for last year’s festivities and never got round to finishing so I’d better not make too many plans :/
    Off to buy 3 different sized wreaths – I’m sure I could fit that project in.

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    • The embroidery was initially appalling! I’m hoping it will get more natural the more I do. The possibilities are endless if I can crack it!
      It is modelling clay that you bake to make those hearts. But I’ve also seen a recipe for a corn flour clay that apparently dries like porcelain.

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  2. This post has just confirmed what I have long suspected – you are mad! 😉

    Five weeks! Is that all? Oh my!

    I love the crochet stars and I look forward to following your progress through this list 😊

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  3. Just when I think I have seen every Christmas craft idea that has ever been created, along comes your post and I see there are so many more! These are all great, I love the button star…although I think little hands in this house would be wanting to pick at it! 🙂

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    • Glad you enjoyed my post and thanks for the follow. There are so many ideas out there aren’t there? I try to make things from the supplies I’ve collected along the way but it’s not always possible. Thankfully my 12 year old is beyond the destruction stage. 🙂

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  4. Love the dogs bunting! Started to make cards at the weekend. Yours look much nicer. Have fun.

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  5. You’ve certainly got lots of lovely makes and ideas. The Scottie dog garland is cute and I can’t wait to see the sparkly felt Christmas tree xx

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  6. I am really looking forward to watching your progress. I really love the knitted stars especially. x

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  7. You’re going to be busy…. but there are some fab ideas here to keep you inspired!

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  8. I love it all! I particularly like the clay idea, it would be perfect for the kids. I want to go home, bake cookies, listen to Christmas music and make pretty things!

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  9. Love these little stars, they will add a real twinkle to your festive decorations. The colours are amazing but I guess they would work in almost any combination of colours.

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  10. I’m going to stick to the brightest of colours and possibly attach a few of them as bunting. Just wish there were more hours in the day. I might have said that before. Once or twice….

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