I made this wall hanging last year and was really pleased with how it turned out considering that I hadn't had much practice with applique. I used a pattern from a friends book but changed the colours to suit those that I like, in particular red, gold and green. It's not perfect, it's a bit wibbly in places, but that's what I like about it! (well I have to say that don't I!)
This hanging was made by a dear friend many years ago now and I love it so much. I can cross stitch, but I would never have the patience to do something this intricate. (You can click on all the photos for a closer look).
The fireplace is the centre of our home giving us light, warmth and slow cooking our winter casseroles. It is our only source of heating and the smell of woodsmoke cannot be beaten.
As Christmas stockings go, this one is hard to beat. It was a serious extravagance the year before last and when I saw it I just had to have it. Do you know what I mean..it sort of spoke to me and I knew that I couldn't go home without it! I have never seen another one like it since.
I also made this last year. It is so simple to make and looks sounds so pretty. I hang it on the back door and everytime we open or close it, the little bells tinkle. I couldn't seem to get a decent picture, but you get the idea I think. I made up slightly smaller ones for the swaps that I took part in recently.
I also made up some angels and a fairy doll which I can show you now that my partners have received them.
I finished writing my Christmas cards this afternoon, there is a turkey in the freezer (sorry, yes I do buy frozen!!) and I am feeling slightly smug that the worst is over and the best is yet to come. I hope you enjoy a glimpse of what Christmas will be like at the Fairyglade this year.