The handmade Christmas gift challenge – Tom’s project

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If you’ve seen my previous post about the handmade Christmas gift challenge, then you’ll know that Tom and I decided to make each other a present for Christmas with a budget of Β£10. Tom was really pleased with his stocking – yay! At some point this year I’ll get around to making myself one…hopefully! Continue reading…

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Tutorial: Mini Christmas cards and envelopes

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This year I decided to make mini Christmas cards and envelopes (well, A7 sized ones). This was because I found some super cool Christmas pudding paper (made by Vivid but I bought it in Fenwicks in Newcastle) that I wanted to cut up and stick on to a card, and I decided that a single pudding would have got a bit lost on a bigger card. But my Christmas plans have been incredibly last-minute and I was up until midnight on Tuesday making and writing them so that I could make the 2nd class post deadline – argh! I’m normally super organised but this November and the start of December completely passed me by! Continue reading…

Christmas inspiration

There have been some really lovely Christmas craft magazines published this year, and even though I haven’t been very organised with my Christmas preparations I can get some great ideas for next year! Here are a few of my favourites…

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I really love the Christmas wreath in Making magazine, and I’d love to have a go at making a bow tie! These star decorations look really easy to make and I’ll definitely be having a go at them. Continue reading…