I spent a lot of tonight going through all my magazines and putting post its on all the designs for cards and decorations that I liked. Obviously more Christmas type magazines are going to come out before December, so I'll have to have a gander through them too, but already I've found some lovely things.
So here's my Christmas make it list so far.
- 8 Xmas cards.
- A wreath.
- Christmas ornament for my mum.
- Cake skirt I'm getting free in Cross Stitcher next month.
- Christmas cake (nice Delia Smith one, and a chocolate one too because Donald doesn't like fruit cake).
- And, as many Christmas decorations as I can make between now and when our tree goes up. There are so many I want to make, so I'm just going to try and make a lot of them.
I've said my mum wants a Christmas ornament, and she has requested a rose. My Gran's name was Rose, and she died last November, and my mum would like something to remember her by. I think I'm going to make something like the picture below (but not a ring). I found a few tutorials online, so I'm quite excited about this.
|Image via http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/felt_rose_ring|
Now...wreaths! I've never made a wreath before. My Gran used to make proper ones, and use clips of holly and berries and stuff and they always looked really nice. I'd like to make a wreath I could use every year. Currently I'm torn between these three.
I like them all, but I think the jigsaw one is the coolest!
If you want to have a look at all the other Christmas stuff I have my eyes on, why not check out my lovely Xmas pinterest board (I'm sure a lot more will be added in the coming weeks).
My last stage in Xmas planning (apart from actually starting to make things) is to write a shopping list of everything else I need. Hopefully I won't need too much, though I would like some nice Christmas ribbon. I think I'll need some felt that I don't have the colours for though, and defiantly some wreath supplies.
Anyone else EXCITED!