Whew! What a busy week! Santa's little helper and i are just about ready for a nap after keeping up with lots of last minute customer orders at the same time as trying to get Christmas ready on the home front... anyone else know how that feels?! :)
This pic is of the Christmas card i sent out to friends and family BTW (at the last minute i might add!)
Despite the fact that much has been created at Free Spirit Designs HQ of late many things are either pressies to be kept secret, duplicates of things you've seen before or unphotographed because of climatic restrictions (weather forecast in these parts has read rain, windy, windy rain, brief spell of cloudy gloom, sleet, rain... etc etc for some time now...) However, i do have a couple of pics to share before i wish you the merriest of Christmasses and get back to the task of removing all crafting paraphanalia from our dining room to make way for family festivities...!
Personalised 'Make A Wish' Star Decorations
I managed to get a quick snap of this collection of star 'Make A Wish' ceramic stars before they departed to their new homes - they are all personalised with names and/or personalised messages on the back.
They've been one of my more popular decorations this year and it felt good to send out all those wishes into the world so this is sure to be a design i'll make again next year.
Squeaky Dog Bone
There is one person who doesn't mind me showing you his Christmas pressie before he gets it and that's the cheeky little elf pictured at the top of the post.
I'm really looking forward to giving my little helper his very first handmade squeaky dog bone - he took a keen interest in the making of it so i expect he'll be happy to find that its for him!
Its made of all natural material (apart from the squeak!) and i'm planning a whole range of these for my shops, plus something for cats, in the New Year... as always you'll be the first to know when they're available!
Home Made Christmas Crackers
And finally, i promised a couple of weeks ago that i'd share our home made Christmas crackers - a family crafting effort that i think will add a lovely personal touch to the dinner table this year. (we also made little friendship bracelets to go inside - you'll have to imagine them though as i didn't get a pic before they went in!)
That's all from me for this week, i'm off now to find out what my fellow Handmade Mondayer's have been busy with (the question is... are they too busy to tell us about it...? why not join me over at Handmade Harbour to find out!)
Merry Christmas one and all, have a good one, i'll see you on the other side...! x