Yesterday was the first day this week that I've not had anything going on, so I had a lovely quiet day at home and spent the morning happily making messes on the dining room table!
As you can see, we made some more of the little paper houses - we had the idea that they would make a really cute alternative to Christmas cards so we attached a square of card to the bottom with our Christmas messages on.
I then had a go at making some little fabric and felt baubles. Inspired by this tutorial, I cut into some of my Prints Charming fabrics and produced these.
I did make mine slightly differently - instead of stuffing them, I made a sandwich of two layers of felt with one layer of cotton batting in the middle, then stitched around the fabric outline before cutting away the excess and adding the hanging loop. Pretty cute, I think. In fact, I think these might look rather lovely if I made a whole bunch of them and strung them together in a garland.
I really enjoyed watching Kirstie's Homemade Christmas the last few nights, I love her enthusiasm and I did feel very Christmassy watching it, but I do think she lives in a different universe to most of us! Take her statement that her homemade Christmas presents hadn't cost very much - I'm sorry but £70 per metre for mohair fabric to make a teddy bear is not exactly peanuts, is it?! But you can't deny, it did all look rather fabulous. There was a lovely looking fabric Christmas tree garland over her aga that caught my eye too, so now I want to make one of those as well!
Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well. Have a great weekend!