Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A handcrafted Christmas

I have been a little slow with blog updates this past few weeks but I have had a very creative time.   Amazing how much I can get done if I just ignore that computer sitting on my desk!

I have another little bear now listed on e-bay.  Somewhat of a change from my usual light cream bears, this little girl is brown and dressed in creams and yellow.  Her tiny friend Nicholas has a matching waistcoat.

The Christmas tree is finally decorated, somewhat late this year.   The angel has been re-dressed in white vintage fabric with pearls and flower trim.   I do have some white feathered wings which would just be the right finishing touch but they are somewhere in a box and will have to wait until next Christmas!   Removing the high colour from her cheeks was not quite as simple as I had thought but she is now at the top of the tree and I think she looks very pretty.   Not bad for a pound shop purchase.

I decided that this year I was going to make some hand crafted gifts.  A tiny hand embroidered pin cushion for a scrap booking enthusiast who needs somewhere to keep a few pins

Heart shaped lavender bags using vintage linen and embroidered monograms then trimmed with vintage lace, 'aged' seam binding and vintage flowers.

the first two for gifts and then one for our Grace and Whimsy Etsy store....

A selection 'fibula' pins, perfect for holding scarves in place but only suitable for loosely woven fabrics.  

Still need a lot of practice with wire working.  I visited a new bead shop in Cambridge for the wire and it is perhaps a little soft for this type of pin.     Some research needed if I want to make more pins as whilst the gauge is correct, I think a harder wire would be better. 

This year we have a special family Christmas to celebrate.   Last year Austin was serving in Afghanistan and not home for Christmas.   We also have a new little person in the family,  it will be Victoria's first Christmas, she is almost ten months old, crawling everywhere and trying to walk.  Should be interesting!

As another year draws to a close, thank you to all the special people who take the time to visit my blog.  Not sure if I will have time to blog again before the weekend but wishing you all a most blessed Christmas.

This Christmas...
Help a Stranger.
Praise a Child.
Light a Candle.
Share your Love.
Sing for Joy.
Pray for Peace.


Wayne said...

Your xmas bears are beautiful. Merry Christmas Wendy!

Hugs, Wayne

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Your creations are so pretty Wendy.
Wishing you and your family and wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


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