I always like to make at least some of my Christmas cards and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do this year until I was given this book. that someone didn’t want. In it I found the perfect chart which I copied out in colour onto squared paper so my old eyes didn’t… Read More This year’s Christmas cards
You would think with my lack of dexterity that I would steer clear of Origami but in spite of the problems I have folding the paper accurately, I just love it. When my first child was born I made her a mobile out of origami which had a green frog, a purple fish and two… Read More Origami angel cards
I really feel that I could do with some way of lighting the items I want to photograph in a more even way and even if it is dull outside. However I have packed up all my Christmas cards now so this will have to do. I shared with you the pattern for the angels… Read More Angel Christmas cards
This year I have got organised enough to make my own Christmas cards. I think it is a rather fun idea that would work as well for Valentine’s day so I have also produced a tutorial. The day I took most of the photographs the light was awful but I decided not to retake them… Read More Christmas cards + tutorial
I can’t share with you what I have been doing these last couple of weeks because it’s a few small presents for the family. But this is as far as I have got with my wrapping of presents. I will show you what is in the small packages after Christmas. ***** ***** ***** ***** *****… Read More Shh…. It will soon be Christmas
Well not as much as I might have hoped as I have been suffering from a cold. “The cold that thinks it’s flu” as I have dubbed it. It started with a cough! Now what cold STARTS with a cough? Moved onto fever and then when the fever broke and you felt much better and… Read More What did I do over Christmas?
These are really easy to make. First you make the stars. I always think six-pointed stars for Christmas cards as a reference to the six-pointed ‘Star of David’ as Jesus was a Jew and was born in the ‘City of David’. (Pattern at the end in UK and US versions.) I used Twilley’s Goldfingering in… Read More Crochet Christmas cards