December 16, 2015

#Christmaschallenge Day 6

Finding gifts for the men in our family is always difficult and whilst  chatting to my sister and asking what her hubby needs, she gave me a awesome idea.  She asked for something where all the TV remotes and the odd magazine could be stashed. I have a pile of decorating swatches that I have collected and pulled them out - did some creative matching and this is what I came up with..

'til next time
make something beautiful

December 14, 2015

#Christmaschallenge Day 5

A very dear friend got married at the end of October and I was not able to go to the wedding.  When she phoned to say they were honeymooning in my corner of the country, I was delighted and decided to give her an album and made this single page layout for the front of the album as a pressie for her. 
Sticking to my challenge I used what was in my stash.  

I hope I am inspiring you to make some pressies for the special folk in your life
'til next time
be creative

December 13, 2015

#Christmaschallenge Day 4

Well, my challenge continues....
I had to think of something for my step-mum.  Luckily she had asked me to make her a turquoise bracelet to go with her new summer wardrobe and I happened to have just thing in my bead stash.
A little box got a makeover, some washi tape, brown paper and ribbon and her gift was done.

I also decided to make her a little something extra and using my scraps of fabric, made a holder for her crochet hooks and cable needles.  Of course the flower cried out for some beading.


so far I have been able to stick to my challenge and only use what is in my stash.

'til next time
be creative

December 5, 2015

#Christmaschallenge - Day 3 Scrubbie

So today was spent prepping and planning 2 of my Christmas pressies and then we went out to a friends for a braai. So because I am committed to this challenge I had to complete something today!  I decided to crochet one of these cotton scrubbies while I was out.  

To Make :
1 ball of cotton thread (I used Moya)
make a chain with 35 stitches
crochet 22 rows 
end with a chain of 13 stitches and slip stitch in base of chain to make a loop.

I will add a pretty bar of soap and/or some pamper goodies and make up a hamper - more on that later  

'til we chat again
scratch through that stash and show me what you are making
Have a great Weekend
take care

December 4, 2015

#Christmaschallenge Day 2 - Gift box

I am cheating a little today coz this box is actually for thank you cards going to a bride - so not in essence a Christmas gift, but you can turn it into a gift.  They are ideal for all these layered cards or make a stack of gift tags to add to the box.  Add a small chocolate and there you go.

I made Snapguide tutorial on how to make the gift box so go here.

I hope I am inspiring you to dig into your stash and make something.  Giving a gift beautifully wrapped makes the receiver feel very special and cared for.  Go on, make something, I dare you!

till next time
keep creating
take care