Monday, 11 September 2017

The Start Of Christmas Crafting

A start has been made and although very early, necessary due to our travel plans.  Yes Christmas crafting has started, so far I have resisted the Christmas music.  But the notebook has been out and diaries have been consulted and due to inclement weather today, planning.  Gift toppers have been made for the children, a primitive style clothes peg snowman which will double up as a tree decoration.  A simple but fiddly make.



You can still see some of the glue used to secure the buttons, now that it is dry it has disappeared.  They do need to be sanded back a little once they have hardened off.   I had loads of Christmas fabric that I had bought from a car boot sale earlier in the year.  Consequently I have made each family a sack with their family name, making transporting the gifts easier.  A fun practical addition.



Fully lined and all ready for some of the gifts to go in.

Some Harris Tweed was quickly turned into a cowl, warm and hard wearing.



Back to Christmas fabric and a couple of shopping bags have been made, requested by Wilbur and Hector.  Wilbur wanted a Christmas bag so that he can do his  shopping.


Another crochet project has been started using some beautiful yarn.



 

Mickey likes to get into the picture, he is a real poser.
  

A beautiful scarf in the making, I love the different hues of colour.  A start has been made and plans changed, added to and edited.  Have you made a start yet, or are you a last minute type of person?

  World events have been uppermost in our minds and everyone affected by such adverse conditions are in our thoughts and prayers.  As always thank you for your support and most welcome comments.

See you soon.




35 comments:

  1. You are making a good start, that scarf is going to look really nice, I can't knit. x

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  2. Yes, world events have been disturbing coupled with the hurricanes in TX, FL and other areas. And reading about and seeing your Christmas crafts was a soothing moment, Lorraine. You are very talented and creative and it makes me wish that I could sew or knit to give hand made gifts. I'm sure the eventual recipients will be well pleased.

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  3. How lovely. You are so organized. I wish I could claim to be the same. Usually by this time I've made a good start on Christmas, but not this year. I can't seem to think of any ideas for anyone. I love the Harris Tweed cowl and that crocheted scarf is going to be gorgeous. Your gift toppers are perfect and will be well loved for years. Have a lovely day my friend.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  4. Oh my goodness, the colours in that scarf are gorgeous! Can't believe anyone is thinking of Christmas.....no kidding, but I'm still hoping for a wee bit of summer. Although Lewis and Aberdeenshire have had some sun this summer, I just wasn't able to be out in it, and with all the sadness I had, I just feel like some sun. I'm in awe of all you make! Like yourself, I've been in TX, FL and the NW areas in my heart and mind these past weeks. Makes me realise that for all our moaning about Lewis weather, we really have nothing to complain about.
    A x

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  5. Wow you have been busy! My plan is to (very soon) start planning what I'm actually going to make so I'm not rushed (like I usually am) close to the holidays!

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  6. Beautiful creations, my friend. You are a busy lady! I especially love the snowmen (great idea) and the Christmas shopping bags! I am sure your scarf will turn out gorgeous! And Mickey is so pretty!!! Kisses!!!

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  7. You've been working really hard. The Christmas bags are a great idea. Your scarf squares are very pretty, what a lovely yarn.

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  8. As usual I'm very impressed with your various projects. You have such talent and ideas to use that talent too!

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  9. So beautiful.. I yet to start my normal crafting..

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  10. All of your Christmas crafts look just wonderful! I think these kinds of handmade beauties make Christmas so special!

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  11. Fantastic what a great start. 😊

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  12. You've made a great start, I do like those Christmas bags. I've got quite a bit of knitting done already for Christmas gifts, I was determined to start early this year so that I'm not at the last minute with it all.

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  13. Looks like you are making good progress...I have a few ideas for Christmas, but haven't started anything yet.

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  14. An early start is a good start. Love all your Christmas projects and crochets. Have a lovely day!

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  15. I love your handmade my dear ❤

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  16. I love your handmade my dear ❤

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  17. Wow ! what a busy bee ! For me Christmas has become rather sad. All they want is money. Not very romantic. So I certainly not looking forward to Christmas. You are lucky !

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  18. You do such nice work. I need to get started as I'm such a slow worker, but haven't got the energy.

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  19. So inspiring, as usual. I so admire all you accomplish. Wish I lived next door and could come over and knit/craft with you!

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  20. I have no hope this year for making any Christmas gifts except for my Prairie Schooler Santas that are almost finished and the Christmas tree that I finished for my son. I am love those family bags. What a great idea. The shopping bags are practical and beautiful also.

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  21. Now you are the smart one getting started on your Christmasing! I love your crochet and thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. I love it when the Christmas bug bites and you are crafting up a storm. I am in good company!!

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  23. You are very organised but if you are making and then travelling with presents you would have to be. I love the idea of the christmas fabric bags labelled for each different family, such a good idea. The cowl is lovely:)

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  24. You do come up with the neatest ideas...and your work is so pretty. I love Mickey. He is such a beautiful dog.

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  25. Wow.. I'm so impressed with how you prepare so far in advance. I guess I have to admit to being a last minute kind of person. And I'm not proud of that. But I yam what I yam. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. Oh my word....just look at the colours in that yarn. It is just delicious.
    You have been a busy bee.
    I really need to make a start on something....anything....I just want my mojo back.
    Hugs-x-

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  27. You've accomplished a lot already. I'm thinking about things, but haven't begun any projects yet. The yarn in the scarf is very pretty.

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  28. First time to visit your blog. I love the clothespin ornament idea. I'm always looking for gift ideas. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  29. I love all your makes. You are so creative and come up with some good ideas that will surely be appreciated when received. I haven't thought about Christmas yet as I'm just pleased to be back home in our UK home getting back into a routine. (Usually we go to Italy in September/ October). It's nice to not have anything planned, but time to potter. I'm so enjoying your posts about your new life and hope that all goes well for you during the changing season up north.

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  30. I love the colors of the crocheted scarf, and what lovely wool. I do miss finding beautiful wool and knitting it but there is no point in this climate. You are so smart to have begun your Christmas work.

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  31. grazie al tuo post mi sono appena tuffata in una bella atmosfera natalizia! Arriverà in un batter d'occhio! Bella la sciarpona!!
    <3 un grosso abbraccio

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  32. All your makes are fab. I particularly love the bags, you are so clever with sewing x

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