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.
Fourth Day of Christmas
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.
Third Day of Christmas
I might have a little issue and I don’t mean wine. No issues there, just pure enjoyment. This Cricut cutter is another story. Everything I own might have words on it soon. Cheers to new coasters!
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Twelve
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.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Eleven
Today I dug our a few supplies to make wine cork trees. I sat on the living room floor and it was like I was magnetic. One kid came in and asked to make a tree, then the next one asked if he could make one.
I love that the boys want to craft with me. I’m so impressed with their making ability. I bet you can’t tell which trees they made.
- Wine corks
- Washi tape
- Glue gun
Tape the ends of the cork with washi tape and trim off excess. Arrange and hot glue together. Cut a cork in half and glue to bottom for the trunk.
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Ten
I was crafting with the kids today. We made gingerbread houses. We usually make one together but I decided this year to get them each one.
I was super excited when we opened the kits and the houses were already assembled and just needed to be decorated. Score!
I’m impressed with my older sons creativity and steady hand. My younger son used his leadership skills to tell me how to decorate his house 🤣.
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Nine
Who is gifting wine this Christmas. Send me a message I will send you my address. Let’s be friends.
These “wine sleeves” used to be part of my husbands sweater until it had an unfortunate adventure in the washing machine.
I measured the height of the bottle, sewed the sleeve closed, cut the sleeve off the sweater and tried the top closed with ribbon.
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Eight
Eight years ago my youngest son was 4 months old I decided that I would learn to knit while on maternity leave because of these tiny trees. I didn’t know how to knit but I knew I had to make these.
They were the first pattern I pinned years before I knew about Ravelry. It has taken me eight years to make them so they are fitting for the eighth day of Christmas.
They tie together my 2 hobbies (wine drinking and knitting) using waste from both to make something new.
Here is the pattern in case you are inspired too.
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Seven
I started running in January 2019. I’ve been at it for almost a year and have completed 2-5K races, 2-10K races and 1-1/2 marathon. I’ve run 570 kilometres this year and counting. I might try and slide in one more 5K race before the year is over.
Today I am crafting for myself because it’s cold outside. I ran this weekend wearing a toque but got too warm so I knit myself a headband to see if I can keep my ears warm but my head cool.
- Bulky yarn – Loops and Treads Cozy Wool
- 9 mm US 13 – circular 16″ needles
- 1 place marker
- ROW1: CO44
- ROW 2: Join place marker and K1,P1 to end
- ROW 3: K1,P1 to end
- ROW 4: Knit all stitches
- ROW 5: P1,K1 to end
- ROW 6: P1,K1 to end
- ROW 7: Knit all stitches
- ROW 8: K1,P1 to end
- ROW 9: K1,P1 to end
- ROW 10: Knit all stitches
- ROW 11: P1,K1 to end
- ROW 12: P1,K1 to end
- ROW 13: Knit all stitches
- ROW 14: K1,P1 to end
- ROW 15: K1,P1 to end
- ROW 17: Bind off and weave in ends
Twelve days of Christmas – Day Six
For the last few years we have done one family ceramic Christmas craft. Each year gets a little less chaotic as the kids get a little more independent working with clay.
This year we made gingerbread ornaments which were a piece of cake after making mugs and Christmas trees.
They are a little heavy to hang on a live Christmas tree. I might have to wire them on 😉.