Christmas Crafting

Its starting to feel Christmassy for me already in our house. That's due to us Christmas shopping, Little L going to her first school fair last week and all the Christmas films I have subjected the rest of the family to over the weekend. No tree up yet though because if I put it up too early I'm sick of the sight of it by the time Christmas arrives. Andy has been dropping hints about it but I think he'd be happy to have it up all year round.
This week Little L has been busy cutting decorations out of this book, Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold & Stick  . My sis bought it for me as a pressie on her last visit.

The pages are printed with Christmas decorations, paper chains, angels, snowflakes, hanging decorations, etc.

The instructions for all the decorations are printed inside the cover, the cut and fold lines clearly shown and all you need is some sellotape to construct them.
Its a great book for children. Little L finds some of them a bit tricky for her to cut out yet but she managed to make some paper chains by herself with me just cutting the sellotape for her.

I've been making some quick decorations using felt. These mice required no sewing, just some cutting out and gluing. The tutorial can be found here

I only stumbled upon a tutorial for these felt Santa's on Flickr the other day. These are designed by Shelly from the Gingermelon Dolls blog who also makes dolls and animals using felt. Gingermelon Dolls patterns can be purchased from Etsy. I only wish I'd have found this blog sooner as I know my mum would love the gingerbread men and snowman but I think I'd be cutting it a bit fine to start them now. The tutorial for the Santa's can be found here.

1 comment

Paula said...

That looks like a great book but then Usborne books usually are. I really like you candy cane mice and the Santa ornament, they adorable.