I've been busy making 14" rag wreaths for Christmas (Click on the picture to be taken for more details about each one)
Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Available through my web site
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This morning I have spent time playing with glitter. The room is sparkling, my key board is glittering and I am twinkling like a Christmas fairy. I have got it all over the place.
I've been experimenting with glitter glue. Initially I used a branded product, but the slow drying time was annoying, so I thought I's try some alternatives.
The first was cheep glitter nail polish. this worked well, but was smelly and on a wet miserable windy day, I don't really want to have to have the door open. Sparkle was really good though.
The next thing I tried was making my own. I tipped fine glitter into PVA glue and mixed, then applied. My initial thoughts were oh heck as it goes on white and the sparkle is concealed, but within a few minutes the glue had dried and the sparkle was even, stable and very sparkly. So that's what I shall be doing in the future.
My heart weeps when I read about people feeling stressed because of Christmas. The pressure that exists through the media, friends, families and ourselves to have a commercial Christmas.
Why put yourself into debt?
Would you want a someone running up a debt to buy you a gift? I know I wouldn't!
With the benefit cuts, the credit crunch and money not going as far as it did, I urge people to stay well with in your means. There are so many things you can do for very little and in some cases nothing.
"Let Santa be the only one in the red this year!"
The first Christmas was done on the cheap, A baby born to refugee parents in a shed wrapped in rags but a joy and a light to the whole world!
I hope to bring you some very low cost and free ideas for Christmas decorations, fun and gifts in the blog on the run up to Christmas.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I am currently taking part in the UK Crafts Forum Christmas Quill A Long and had my first go last night.