I have been enjoying myself making a start on the toppers for our Christmas gifts, it is hard to find something different to do each year. I made some little cotton bags and using a stamp and ink embellished them, filled them with some dried lavender buds and tied them with some natural twine.
They smell wonderful and will be useful for a drawer or wardrobe after Christmas.
Next came some twine angels, which I had a little fun with using some oddments that I had in a drawer, this would make a nice activity to do with the children.
I used some curtain rings to make some mini wreaths, I thought these would look good hanging of a parcel wrapped in brown paper. Simple but effective.
They quickly multiplied and will add another dimension to the gift. A little gift in itself.
Simply tie strips of fabric onto the ring and trim accordingly. A start has been made and I must admit I am enjoying the process, the only thing missing is the Christmas music but I was trying to be quiet.
We have had some beautiful red skies the past few evenings, which is a joy. The ever changing skies are always a delight to see.
The nights are drawing in earlier and earlier. We are losing the light quite quickly now and the temperatures are dropping as the darkness descends, nothing beats the glow of the fire from the multi fuel stove giving us both warmth and light. We have no real plans for the weekend, maybe a little drive tomorrow if Gerard is up to it. Have you any plans?
See you soon.