All our snow has gone, every little bit! Everything is just frozen solid, have you heard that all the brussels spouts have frozen in the fields and there will be none for Christmas.....YIPPEE!!!
We have a little gift idea today, something you can make from something else!
I have been keeping my eye out for white frames for ages, and I finally found this one in Wilkinsons for only £5.00, it had a print inside that I didn't need, it was just the frame I was after.
The back came off with ease, I kept the print it may come in handy one day. The backing board was a bit flimsy so I cut a new piece from some card and covered this with some wadding, every notice board needs a little padding. Believe it or not but the gingham fabric was a tea towel, just the colour I was after. That was layed over my padded board and stuck in place, trying to make sure it remained straight.
I ooohed and aaahed a bit as where to put the ribbon, but decided that a straightforward cross from corner to corner looked best, then added the other ribbons to dissect it.
As I was only using a card board backing it was easy to "sew" the buttons on, pulling the thread slightly, just so it would indent the fabric a little. I wanted a country look so I knotted the thread on top of the buttons.
Finished but lacking something......
.......so I made a few hearts to hang from the side.
I used grosgrain 10mm for the board (here) and 6mm for the hearts (here), most of the buttons came from my secret stash but we do have the red tags ones (here).
We thought our "Bingo" bag needed a bit of festive fun so we gave it a quick make over today - just ribbon tinsel and a few bells. Three lucky numbers had to be picked today - was it you?
Number 8 = Trish Lucey
Whoo Hoo Tony thanx for getting in the christmas spirit 3 advent vouchers plus the Friday freebie how fab is that, i,m keeping my fingers crossed.I hope molly enjoyed her crafting yesterday.
Number 13 = Leslie
brought some pine cones home from my Father-In-Laws house a few weeks ago and have been wondering what to do with them - now I know, thanks for the great idea. Now all I need is to win one of your fab vouchers so I can buy the gorgeous Velvet ribbon. The velvet ribbon was on my wish list too so even better.
Enjoy the snow!
Number 39 = Carol from Cyprus
A voucher would be great to win! I would have to give some thought as to what to spend it on, but that's not hard to do while I am sitting in the sunshine in Cyprus feeling very pleased that I am not in the UK!
Well done girls you all have £20 festive smackers to spend on our website, please email me at email@example.com so i can send you all the details. Sorry to everyone who left wonderful comments, there will be mini FREEBIES throughout our ribbon advent, so stay tuned!!!
Gingerbread men are so popular this time of year, and you did so like the little gingerbread girl yesterday, here is another joyful selection from our gingerbread ribbon challenge.
Carol has been doing a bit of cooking with our dancing Gingerbread men, fantastic. Hope it has calmed down a bit at work for you, fancy work getting in the way of crafting!!!
We have a very festive Gingerbread Teddy from Claire, he even has the mistletoe ready! We love him. It doesn't seem like it in the photo but this is a huge card, I have no idea what card sizes are but I would call this A4 square!
Fairy Crafts your card is a dream, good enough to eat. We will have to keep it away from Tony, he has a passion for Christmas puddings!!
Karen the receipt sounds wonderful - Apple Gingerbread, but I couldn't find any in your parcel, it says it makes 12 bars!!!! Just perfect, great doily.
Margaret has made a book with the gingerbread story, oooh it is so sweet......
.....it is a long time since I have read the story. Sydney is desperate to have a sleep over in our new house and I promised she could before Christmas, thinking she would forget - not our Syd, she reminded me over the weekend. This will be perfect to read to her, I do not have many childrens things here - well none.
You may have noticed that I am showing your goodies a little different to normal, remember they have been on our exhibtion stands so have got separated - more goodies tomorrow.