Sadly we have not been enjoying the lazy, hazy days of Summer. The Summer weather seems to have passed us by but we have a lot to be thankful for so I am not complaining too much. The incessant rain and lower than average temperatures have kept me indoors a little more than normal. I have therefore taken advantage of the time and spent a wonderful few days enjoying Christmas in July. I found a channel on the TV which shows some rather cheesy but uplifting Christmas films so there has been a lot of list making, planning and crafting going on. We have now also made plans and booked our Christmas holiday away, so exciting times.
A start has been made on some of the wonderful panels that I brought back from America a couple of years ago...a swinging Santa holder and a Santa door panel.
These will become part of the package I sent to each of our daughters as an advent gift. I am also working on a quilted table runner for another gift as part of a package.
I have trimmed a couple of tea towels to line baskets for hampers, they were fun to do sorting through my box of lace and crochet edges was quite the adventure.
Simple but effective and a lovely touch.
Mini rag wreaths were next on the agenda, using a curtain ring and scraps of fabric. The fabric was cut to 1/2" by 5" strips and tied around the ring, a very easy and quick make which I intend to use as gift toppers.
Some coloured natural twine used for hanging to finish off. One quickly became two and so on, I think you get the picture.
Not for everyone Christmas in July, but as a lover of Christmas I have quite enjoyed the process.
See you soon.