It’s Christmas Time! And that means handmade decorations
My poor clutch has taken a back seat again. But I have been stitching! So I thought it would be a good time to show you my Christmas decorations I’ve been stitching up this year. In true form, they are still not completed! Last year’s were finished just before we went to midnight service, so I guess there is still time!
This year’s decorations are – Christmas postcards!
In one of the advent calendars last year, there were five little buttons which to me, look a lot like postage stamps. So, the idea for Christmas postcards was born!
The best part about these is that I haven’t had to buy any new supplies – it is all from my ‘stash’. I have had to make a few changes along the way as I run out of some supplies. But, all in all, I’m quite happy about this!
A Postcard for my little four legged friend
The first ‘card’ I stitched up was for my little dog – and I thought Rudolph would be a good fit for him! I think this is actually my favourite of all the designs. I just love how his big red nose worked out!
A Postcard for my hubby
Next up is one for my hubby. Everyone I have told thinks this is quite funny, but for him – The Grinch! As I was trying to keep the stitching to a minimum on all these, getting the hair (or is it fur?) to go in all different directions was a tad difficult with this one. I stem stitched the outline, and then put some straight stitches through it for the random hair.
Next up – a card for myself!
And to complete our little family, I decided that I shouldn’t be left out of the cards. So I stitched up ‘Santa Steve’ for mine.
You are probably wondering who on earth ‘Santa Steve’ is. You will find a photo of the ‘real’ Santa Steve in this post. Essentially, he is a little bear I made years ago, that somewhere along the line got the name of ‘Santa Steve’. There is also Esmee the Elf to help him out too. But Santa Steve (along with all the other decorations), are right at the back of the storage cage. So I decided since we weren’t going to be here for Christmas this year, I’d just stitch a postcard reminder of him instead!
A slow Christmas
Since there were five ‘postage stamps’, and everyone in our little family now had a postcard, I thought I should stitch up a few ‘generic’ cards.
First up, is a little Christmas snail.
The as yet unfinished ‘Christmas time’ card, with a variety of things we associate with Christmas (that I could draw!).
They still need to be made into cards!
You will notice that at present, they are still not ‘cards’ as such. I still need to lace them around some card and put a backing on that. I tried to find some nice ‘Christmas’ fabric, but the one shop I went to had an awful supply, so I’ve decided the stars fabric I have will be more than sufficient.
So maybe next year we will have these dotted around the house. I will finish the stitching of the final decoration, but as we are about to leave to drive to Melbourne for Christmas, I don’t like my chances of them being finished for this Christmas! Maybe we can have them for New Years.
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This is our final catch up of 2018! I hope you have a lovely (and safe) Christmas and festive break.
Do also make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! There is always so much to see, and is a great and lovely time catching up with everyone. If you would like to join, please get in touch with Avis, and she will give you all the details.
See you in three weeks for the next SAL update.