Thursday, November 10, 2011

Good to be back!!!

Hello everyone, well it seems like ages since I have posted anything.  Myself and Lottie have managed to get back into the swing of things and have started to enjoy our hobby room again, just in time for Christmas makes to adorn our home over this festive period.

I have made a few Christmassy things for my own home and my inspiration for this is to make inexpensive things that I have seen overpriced in the shops.  I am increasingly becoming bored with overpriced items when I can try and tackle it myself and have something more personalised.  I have an ever-increasing 'To Make' list and it gives me so much satisfaction to produce my own product.

The first thing myself and Lottie made was a few simple heart decorations for the tree - I saw this idea in one of my magazines and we gave it a go.  All we used was scraps of paper and ribbon.

Then we went on to air-clay again - after seeing so many 'keys' as decorations in the shops with prices ranging from £1.99 - £7.50 each, we made a selection out of clay, painted them and adorned them with embellishments/ribbon ready to hang on our tree.

Then I saw a really lovely tartan wreath at M&S for £17.50 and thought I would make my own.  I had some tartan ribbon and a red Christmas ribbon packed away from the sales in January, which I paid 20p each for and a plain red ribbon in my scrap ribbon box.  I already had a some thick wire and the red buttons.  In less than 30 minutes and for considerably less than £17.50 I had made my own Christmas wreath and I can't wait to put it up on our front door.

Live, Learn, Laugh and Be HAPPY x x


  1. I too have seen keys about this year - your take on them is beautiful! I also love your hearts, might have a go myself. I also have a fondness for wreaths - yours is fab! Glad you're back too x

  2. Love your makes, the heart is pretty :) I bought some keys from Paperchase last year which I will be using again, yours is much nicer though being home made :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  3. Really excellent! So nice to make your own too. Impressive! Well done! Sx

  4. Thank you for your lovely comments and hope you have been inspired x