Over the past week or so I've been getting into the festive mood, making decorations for the Christmas tree.
I want to have a good selection for the November craft fairs that I'm booked in for (Emmanuel College, Gateshead - 7 Nov, and Grainger Market, Newcastle - 14 Nov) so the knitting needles have been put away for a while.
Previous crafty pursuits that have been put on hold for a while include embroidery, and patchwork and quilting. I've amassed a huge selection of fabric and threads, which have been safely packed in storage boxes in the spare room, ready and waiting to become the craft-of-the-moment again.
I'm also a bit of a magpie for beads, ribbons, sequins, etc. so I've always got a good selection of embellishments to choose from.
It's been lovely to get out my sewing needles for a change. And I could easily spend a few hours hunting through all my supplies, looking for the ideal thread to go with the sparkly beads to embellish the perfect fabric...!
So that's the decorations that I've made and managed to photograph, so far - there are a lot more waiting in the wings!
I'm not sure whether to list them in my Folksy shop yet or if I should wait until after the craft fairs to see what I have left. In an ideal world I'd have hundreds of decorations to sell, but the time I have to make things is limited with having a day job to go and I've always sold better at the fairs. I'm afraid I'll miss the boat though if I post them too late and people will have already bought their decorations, so I'll probably pop a few in the shop and see what the interest is like.
I'd love to know what YOU think of them - please leave a comment if you have the time. Thanks!