Monday, 1 November 2010

Sorry, but Christmas comes early for crafters

Close your eyes now if you can't bear to see Christmas decorations on the 1st November. But if you're a crafter too you'll understand why I have to get going early if I'm going to get everything done in time. For the past three years I've made my two sons Christmas decorations instead of giving them a Christmas card. Now they have their own homes I hope that they'll have fun building up their own collection of decorations which they'll enjoy bringing out each year. This year I've made Christmas bunting, from a pattern by Mandy Shaw at Dandelion Designs. I've kept theirs short-ish by using Noel, as they both live in very small flats; but I think I'll make some for us too and make it longer by having Merry Christmas.

The only difference is the felt ornaments along the top.


If you look closely you will see - as I discovered only once it was too late - that the fabric has lifebelts on it! When I bought it I thought that it was just a green and red pattern, ideal for Christmas. Hey ho!


11 comments:

jabblog said...

What a lovely idea, making Christmas decorations instead of sending cards.

Lynn said...

I love the banners! They really are festive, and I love the life-savers on them. I think that makes them unique. Such a sweet gesture making sure they have Christmas decorations, plus lovely handmade ones to boot.

Amelia said...

So cute...I bet they will enjoy hanging them...probably get a chuckle out of the life boat design on the fabric.

scraphappy said...

What cute little decorations. Such a nice idea to give them things they can keep rather than cards that will just get pitched.

barb's creations said...

Love the bunting.I'm a crafter and totally get what you mean by starting early :) Barb.

Kay said...

That is so beautiful! I'm planning to really decorate this year for Christmas because my granddaughter will be here. Yae!!!

Jude said...

I love them and I will steal your idea and do the same for my Dd`s as well thanks for the idea.

Aunty said...

I love these decorations. What a great idea.

Candace said...

Great project, and I'll bet that they bring them out with pleasure each year. For crafters it's never too early for Christmas, is it? I think it must apply to shoppers too, as her in the US you always get the Christmas in July shopping.

Mrs Picklebalm said...

oHHHHHHHHHHHHHH how great is that, its fab
I shall miss doing the christmas decors this year as we are away in Malaysia

orchidlover said...

Love the banners.

Love and hugs Gina xxx