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Christmas collage

Christmas makes 2020

I don’t seem to have done much Christmas crafting this year. Last year I took so much inspiration from the crafters who appeared on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and was bursting with ideas for things that I wanted to make. It didn’t have the same effect on me this year and, what with one thing and another, I just don’t feel very festive at the moment.

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Christmas wreath making

Five green rings

Ever since I started making wreaths a couple of years ago, I’ve been on the lookout for bits that I can use to decorate them. Earlier in the year, I came across a large branch that had fallen off a willow tree. I’d heard that willow was great to use in wreaths, so I collected some of the fallen strands to make this year’s Christmas wreath bases.

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Have fun storming the castle

I fell down a Spoonflower wormhole a few weeks ago. It turns out that you can pretty much buy fabric with any and every design on it that you could ever possibly imagine. I couldn’t resist getting a couple of swatches of some film-related fabric, each just big enough to make a new phone case.

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