Monday, 28 November 2011

Handmade Monday: getting into the spirit

I can't believe I have almost missed Wendy's Handmade Monday...it is 9.30pm and I am quickly taking 5 minutes to post a picture from my crafty weekend. I went to the annual Zibelemärit (onion market) in Bern after work today and came home later than usual, but more on this weird Swiss tradition later this week.

My inspiration for this week's Handmade Monday came from a book I shamelessly stole from my mother-in-law which is full of clever ideas for Christmas:


I decided to make some felt ornaments for my Christmas tree using felt bought from the fabulous Lupin (check out her blog Bugs and Fishes for loads of tutorials for felt accessories or her shops for felt supplies and felt badges...I love it all!).


There is still plenty of sewing to be done as I am going to need more ornaments than this but it is a start! The Christmas puddings and the gingerbread house were made by following the super easy tutorials by Lupin (available here). Templates and inspirations for the other ornaments came from the book I have just showed you.


In order to get even more into the Christmas spirit, we went to our first Christmas market of the year on Sunday in Zürich but more on that later too...

Do drop by again this week to hear about it all!

7 comments:

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

What lovely decorayions - especially the snowman. Can't wait to hear about the Onion Market.

Caroline Nash said...

Everywhere is getting so Christmassy love the ornaments

Wendy said...

The felt tree ornaments look fab, look forward to hearing about the onion market - sounds intriguing!

Kat Shenton said...

I love your felt ornaments. I just love felt, a great material to work with, and as long as you keep it simple, very good for kids too.

Gonna check out the blog you mentioned, always good to see what other people are up to.

Can't wait to see more items!

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

I'm not surpriseded you 'stole' the book looks like a goodie and your makes are lovely. Looking forward to your post about the onion market!

Susie said...

Thank you for sharing. I have bookemarked that blog, and will check it out later. I'm always looking for other cool places to go! I love those little felt ornaments, I so want to learn felting, I keep seeing things on Handmade Monday that are so beautiful and I'm starting to see them in the stores (but they never look as pretty as what everyone here does!)

Jam Dalory said...

The felt ornaments look great what a fab book, looks like there's going to be hundreds of ideas in there! x

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