Day 18: Presents for Makers

Day 18: Presents for Makers

Ellen and I are lucky. Ever since we started this blog we get craft stuff given to us. This way we can enjoy making with al sorts of different things. Not everybody is that lucky, but we would like them to be. So I have made some mystery making boxes for some lucky young people. Now … Continue reading

Mama Creates 2: Day 16 Presents

Mama Creates 2: Day 16 Presents

The school holidays have started and that would mean I would have no chance to print, but for a wonderful friend who often offers to take Ellen for that day. Thank you! You know who you are. It meant that I could do some last minute Christmas present printing. Unfortunately I can’t show you what I … Continue reading

2 Craft: Day 14 Paper Garland

2 Craft: Day 14 Paper Garland

First of all my apologies for not posting on day 12 and 13. Tiredness and flu made us less creative then we would have liked to be. I could have opted for some older posts where we made Christmas ornaments, but I thought a small break would do us all good. And I was right. … Continue reading

2 Craft: Day 11 Finger Knitted Garland

2 Craft: Day 11 Finger Knitted Garland

Our Christmas tree is filling up nicely, but something we are missing is a pretty garland. I wanted to do something a bit different and thinking of the knitted Nordic baubles that were a hit last Christmas it hit me that Ellen could finger knit our garland. We found some suitable thread and know she … Continue reading

2 Craft: Day 10 Love Hearts

2 Craft: Day 10 Love Hearts

I think one of Ellen’s favourite shapes is a love heart. And as we have learned from our Edwardian advent calendar almost anything can be hung in a Christmas tree as an ornament. First I thought I just let Ellen cut a bunch of yellow love hearts, as to her they mean friendship and love, but somehow that … Continue reading

Day 8 The Lights

Day 8 The Lights

It was a busy day for Ellen and when I suggested some crafts there was not really the spark she normally shows. But when we discussed the lights she lit up as well. As our lights from last year did not survive we went to get some new ones. Now I would normally choose white … Continue reading