Today I have knitted up a little Santa boot or Christmas stocking as an ornament for our tree… It is such a quick and easy knit, I have not knitted it in the round but flat this time:)
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.
I love the aroma of citrus in our home… It makes me think of Christmas… I have made this simple little, candle ornament that I will add to our Christmas table on Christmas day. It is really easy to make and looks quite sweet and effective.
Slice up a few oranges, make your slices quite thin.
Place them on a baking sheet into a heated oven, I put my oven onto a medium heat so that the slices wouldn’t burn.
When the one side has dried nicely, turn them over to dry the other side.
I arranged mine around a spiral dish, but most dishes would work and placed a candle in a holder in the centre.
Today the girls and I decided to make a Christmas Advent calendar for our family that we will use this year and for many years to come. It was a really fun activity and didn’t take long at all. We decided to use pinking shears, they are quick and easy to use and the result is such a pretty edging, and of course no seams!
Two different fabrics
I love this Christmas fabric, I bought it last year and used it as a centrepiece for our Christmas table. Today we just cut a thin slither off the one end to make our little advent bags.
Fold your material double, place the base of your template on the fabric fold and mark out your bag.
Cut out your bags with pinking shears, just around the top and sides.
Jen sewing straight up the sides of each bag on the right side of the fabric. The top the bags have been cut with the pinking shears too so no need for a seam there.
Here are all our little bags, sewn and ironed, 13 in Christmas fabric and 12 in plain hemp.
We hung a ribbon from one end of our fireplace to the other and wrapped the red yarn around the bags and tied them onto the hanging ribbon with a bow. We were going to add pegs but decided not to. We hung the bags alternating the Christmas fabric and the hemp.
Such a sweet project for mama and her girls… I still need to think about what treasures I will be adding to these little bags for Advent, any suggestions? I would love to hear your thoughts…