Can you believe it’s already the 11th January? Somehow all the festive fun has finished and we are back to our normal routines of life. I’m trying hard to keep hold of some of the excitement that surrounds such a big event and wanted to share with you some of my families creations that made me truly happy.
Normally my daughters and husband tend to shy away from all things crafty, but yet somehow this year, I found each focused on their own project. My youngest daughter created Ralf the Reindeer This was quickly followed by a Gingerbread House decorating session with its rich, homely biscuit aroma. My eldest daughter picked up her needles and knitted a burgundy tie for her boyfriend. She took such great care comparing her work to a shop-brought version to get the shaping just perfect.
Another day I came home from work and found my husband weaving a hazel wreath – although initially it was adorned with baubles and sparkly lights it’s now been updated to welcome folk into our home for Spring. And as for me? This year my chandelier snowflakes were strung onto a dowelling rod as a table centre piece, a knitted wreath (made from Nina yarn) created textile moss…… ….and these mini-stockings were strung onto ribbon to reveal each advent day.
What was your favourite Christmas creation? How do you try and keep hold of some of the magic once an event has passed? Send me your comments – I would love to know.