Hello again, Welcome to the 12 days of Christmas crafting. I’m starting out this year with ceramics that my husband and I made during a date night. We typically do one clay project a year together. The mug & teapot are slab built which challenges my patience every time.
Years ago I learned that my husband was much better at ceramics than I am. We made the mugs together and he finished about 30 minutes before me. Then he sat beside me and watched me. This is where the patience part comes in, because I hate it when someone watches me do something that I need to concentrate on.
So I made the teapot by myself, and it was very relaxing. The teapot is super cute and super drippy. If you want a teapot that will drip all over the place when it pours, I’m your girl.
When I shop I occasionally find myself thinking “I could make that”. Making things isn’t about saving money because it almost always costs more to make than to buy. Making is about putting my own spin on something I see.
I saw pillows like these but the colours were slightly different and wouldn’t work where I wanted to use them so I made some.
On the Eighth Day of Christmas I am making new holiday tea towels. We tend to use Christmas tea towels all year round and as a result ours are looking sad. I thought I would freshen up the kitchen with these fun and festive ones.
I’m jacked to spend Christmas with my quarantine crew. I’ll miss my extended family but I’m also looking forward to 10 days off work with my tiny crew in our matching shirts. Holiday plans over here are definitely different but also matchy matchy.
Don’t mind me I’m just over here entertaining myself with fun candle names. The candles are soy, wood wick, and smell like lavender. I’ve been playing with candle making for a few months and I can’t seem to get the wick to wax ratio quite right, yet but the candle names are on point.
I have spent hours looking through keychains and other “named” products over the years searching for my kids names. I have never been able to find both of their names and there is no chance I will find my husbands name printed on anything. Doesn’t everyone want things with their name on it?
I made these Santa ornaments from Dollarama kits and added our names. My youngest leaned to sew and made his own. He’s so proud of the finished product and I’m pretty proud of him.
When I was in high school many, many years ago I discovered paper quilling, and quickly fell in love. Fast forward years later, and I still enjoy playing with paper. I have done enough projects to warrant owning an old school paper cutter (like the one you might have seen in schools) which lives under my couch. I pulled it out, cut some strips of paper and got curling. My youngest son also got in on the action and is working on his own. I also used my new favourite crafting toy to cut the vinyl letters spelling Noel.
I have legitimately lost track of how many years I have been crafting through the holidays. I remember making Christmas presents and decorations when I was still in the single digits, so it’s been a very long time. I started blogging about it at some point in the last 10 years, and today marks the First Day of Christmas crafts for 2020. What a year it has been!
Who else thinks the winter will be long and many days will be spent indoors? I certainly do and I am planning to spend the time becoming an expert with the new crafting toy I bought myself. Any other Cricut users out there? I tested it out my new cutter making this “Oh Quaran-Tree”ornament.
Yippee, I made it through the twelve days of Christmas crafting. Today on day 12 I’m modelling my tall hibernating socks. Knit from a uneek sock kit, in colourway 60. I will be lounging in these socks over the holidays.