Wednesday, October 21, 2009

christmas crafting


In an attempt to maintain my handmade pledge, I have started to make my christmas decorations and gifts (some you wont see here because they might be for you!). I am also enjoying buying my craft materials at vinnies (thrift shops). I found the antique threads you see here, in lovely shimmery christmas colours, and some REALLY old button making kits. I am so excited to have made my own covered buttons! (you can see one i did on the green felt stocking) Most of the material I am using is from vinnies too. I love being a tight arse... (hope I am I allowed to say that?)
I am reading A Greener Christmas by Sheherazade Goldsmith  for inspiration

9 comments:

Teri C said...

I think making handmade items is so much a part of the Christmas joy. Be sure to show us the completed items.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are so right. Hand mades are the best. We should do it more. I hope you show some of the ones that aren't for me so I can see them. ;)

Lynn said...

Cute stuff here. Have fun. Someone will be happy to receive these cuties.

melanie said...

Love love love it' a recycled xmas, beautiful, love you work xox

Julie said...

Perfect!!! It will be a lovely Christmas with handmade gifts!!!

I remember covering buttons years ago and how really awesome the look!

Donna said...

You are very organised! Can't wait to see your end results. I will keep an eye out for the book too.

Caroline said...

My you're really organised for Xmas this year!! Good for you - have fun with it! P.S. I found(and made) a very cute felt mousie pattern for a tree decoration last year - I'll look it out if you're interested!

PAK ART said...

I always love reeiving homemade presents so I'm sure yours will be very well received. Your stuffed animals are adorable.

yoon see said...

Wow! I really admire you Messyfish. Already start planning for such great holiday.
Cute ginger bread and more.
Thanks Messyfish!