Crafting Christmas Memories

I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas! It’s been a weird (and not particularly wonderful) couple of years and that can affect how many of us feel about the festive season. It’s got me thinking about some of my memories of past Christmases – and I’ve realised how many of those are linked to my crafting and creativity.

Every year when I get my Christmas decorations out, I enjoy the memories that go with them. For some it’s where I was when I bought them (I do love to buy a decoration when I’m on holiday). And for others it’s about what I made – for example I have a Christmas table runner I made in 2002 and I can still remember the workshop well!

One of my favourite decorations is my snowman tea cosy.

I think he’s just the cutest thing ever! And it makes me laugh to think of a snowman keeping your teapot warm…..that definitely doesn’t work!!

I made my snowman with a couple of friends a few years ago. We had such a fun day, mainly it seemed because things kept going wrong! The pattern for the snowman is very detailed – for example his jacket is fully lined – and very accurate. But perhaps we were talking too much to be that accurate….? Anyway, we had a great day and whenever I look at him I remember that day with my friends and it makes me smile.

Have you made crafting memories with friends or family? Perhaps you could craft some Christmas memories this year. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated, it could be baking biscuits together, or making decorations, or teaching a friend or relative to sew. The main thing is that crafting can bring us together – and give us some really special times to look back on in the future.

In case you were wondering, the snowman pattern came from the Tilda book Crafting Christmas Gifts.

If you haven’t already seen it – the Tilda website is lovely and has some great free patterns. I really want to make a squirrel cushion.

If you want ideas for a lovely crafting project to work on with a friend, check out these Scandinavian Christmas ornaments from Nordic Crafter. She promises they don’t take too long and only need scraps. I also really love her Christmas Gnome – he is so cute!!

I hope you enjoy crafting some Christmas memories this year.

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