Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Crafts

I have been pottering about doing a bit of Christmas craft. I made Little Miss L a santa sack for her first Christmas. (I have vowed to myself to start another sack this week ready for our new grandchild due in a few weeks so I don't go rushing next Christmas!!) 
I have had fun making this for her but suffered a nasty bout of gastro last week which put me out of action for a couple of days so I was getting a bit panicky about everything I had to do. 

It is big enough for her to hop into!! I'm sure over the years to come it will be filled up many times.

The back has a simple Christmas tree - last year I made one for Little Mr L and I sewed a Father Christmas on the front but by the time I had finished I thought he looked a bit scary so decided on something a little simpler this year.

Another project I have completed is this gorgeous framed subway art. It was a free download from... once again I can't remember but please contact me if it was you and I will edit this post. I really love it. I had it printed at the photo shop onto photo paper then used a daggy old wooden frame (which has a finger print I must wipe off!!) that I bought for $10. The frame was actually a mirror and I wanted the piece of mirror for my Christmas table so had this frame swinging. Just a bit of black spray paint and there it is.

Another Christmas craft idea I have completed is this cute door mat. DNo 1 and her husband have just shifted into their brand new home and I was there the other day and thought they needed a new mat when I saw this idea  here and thought how fabulous it was.

As you can see I started off with a basic $10 door mat.


I printed out and enlarged the first letter of their surname.

With a steady hand I painted the letter with waterproof permanant paint.

I'm so thrilled that this mat has gone from the ordinary to something quite nice with just a bit of effort.

Happy crafting,


1 comment:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria