YOUR HANDMADE CHRISTMAS – OUR TOP 10 PICKS
A few weeks ago, we invited all the avid crafters out there to share their Christmas crafts with us, for our “Your Handmade Christmas” event.
The result has been overwhelming, and we have spent a joyous few weeks excitedly looking through a treasure trove of beautiful makes and gifts, painstakingly handmade by some seriously talented people. We know one thing for sure – there are going to be some very lucky people on receiving these amazing, unique, hand crafted gifts this Christmas.
There have been so many fantastic submissions – you can check them out over on our Pinterest page. However, as promised, we’ve decided to feature 10 of our favourite here in this special Christmas Blog post.
“I’m away from home this Christmas & have made a very good friend here, I’ve made her a 100% wool stocking for Christmas to say thank you for being so lovely. I know she will appreciate it so it was worth the hours of felting. I have more pictures to send if you would like them & gazillions of other wool projects. Happy Christmas! X” – Lou Tonkin
Caroline van Wessem spent 6 months felting this “Advent Reindeer” because she “really hates those plastic advent calendars filled with chocolates”. Her solution is adorable and ingenious.
“I knit the bag on my own pattern, felted it in the washing machine, and then needle felted the floral design on. I’m very new to needle felting and am self-taught. This is just my second large scale project. I’m loving it!” – Anne Ibach
“Inspired by the eggshell diorama ornaments my family had when I was a child, I decided to make a felted egg diorama. I wet felted the wool egg using a real egg, leaving a window while felting (although you could also cut out a window after felting) and then needle felted the mushroom to place inside. The grass is just a tuft of green wool, and the mushroom and grass were held in place with several jabs through the bottom of the egg with the felting needle. The ribbon was stitched into place using a large sewing needle. A simple project, and a well-received gift!”– Sophie Purdy Meili
The popularity of Rosie Nelson’s jaw-dropping needled felted birds when we featured them on our Facebook page has led her to set up a page of her own, where she plans to sell one-off pieces like these. Keep your eyes peeled for Rosie’s Art Felt Creations!
Dilara Kontis’ beautiful “gingerbread house” scene really grabbed our attention. While it looks like a tricky job, she told us that the project was far from stressful. “I liked doing this project, It was lovely and full of very relaxing moments.”
Beth Masterson created these cute little decorations for her tree this year. The little wooden peg dolls are wearing snug Christmas jumpers and matching hats made from Merino wool. We loved this project for being so beautiful, yet so simple.
“I designed the Reindeer to show off the lovely natural colour of the Shetland Moorit yarn, contrasted with the natural cream colour. They are stuffed with fleece, in keeping with the woolly theme!”– Linda Regel
“My son wanted a cheesy Christmas jumper knitting, a shop bought one just wouldn’t do, all his friends are now wanting them but time is too limited! The glasses are optional.”– Julie Kearney
We absolutely adored Manuela’s traditional nativity scene, complete with a little donkey! As the materials used, she lists “wool, wire and lots of love”. Amazing.
We’d like to thank everybody who shared their gifts with us. Stay tuned in the New Year for more news from the world of wool. Merry Christmas.