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Sunday, 11 October 2015

The 'C' word

Hello everyone

Yes I dared to mention the C word in October. Well as Strictly has started it means the countdown has begun. Did you watch it last night? Jay's jive was a-maz-ing!!!

The Travelling box ladies and I are having a small Christmas version of the travelling box that made its merry way to Cornwall this week. We decided that we would only take four items or less as Christmas can be a rather busy time for crafters. As the box was starting from scratch I made 10 things to get the box on its way. It's been a couple of years since I enjoyed crafting  for Christmas as it's always seemed a bit of a rush.

So here are my makes. First up is a little biscornu from a pattern I designed myself

Here's the back. Just a simple border so I could pop on a Christmassy button. 

Next up are a couple of snowman designs, the stitched one is a freebie I found on Pinterest.

 the wooden one uses buttons and a heart from button-it and coloured using gelly roll pens. The little wreath is made up from 1" hexagons. I made a few of these last year too. 

On a quilting theme I made this little coaster using 1" hexagons again. It has a  tree design in the middle. It's pictured with a granny square mug cosy. As you all know granny squares are about the extent of my crocheting ability 

I love this little nativity scene.

Next up is a little tree made of buttons 

I made a little stocking for each of the ladies and filled them with a little chocolate. 

Lastly is the biscobell. I found the make up instructions on Pinterest and designed the stitching myself. If only you could have seen me trying to photograph

It's stitched inside too...

I'm so proud of this. 

This eek is a crazy busy stitching week. I have a small 4" x 6" sampler to do for my in laws ruby wedding anniversary on Saturday and I want to get Steph's birthday present stitched. Busy busy! 

Have a great week all xx


  1. What lovely things! the biscobell is gorgeous

  2. Lovely creations!
    The tree made of buttons is so nice!!
    Yes, I have watched SCD, I can't believe he is so shy... his dancing was fantastic!!

  3. I made one of those bells for an exchange last year, fiddly but fun and the finish is fab... yours looks super.
    Strictly fan here.... we have Strictly UFO at NH each weekend so you can sit and make progress on a UFO stitching project, come over and join us if you have time.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous makes! I love that biscobell, I might try to make one myself. It's so pretty! :D

  5. What great gifts for the box. I would definitely be keeping the biscobell and the button tree. They are both gorgeous.

  6. Well you know I think all of you makes were beautiful! XOX


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