We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Take a bow ...

I'm going to whisper this  - but I got my Christmas stuff out - whoa - I gave myself a scare there!

I needed to get going on projects for the craft group I run, so - I told myself "be brave" and get going!

One workshop will be making Christmas baubles using chipboard shapes as a base, and here is one of  them. It has a bow on it, so I am entering it into the Craft Barn weekly challenge, which is all about bows!

The workshops are just 2 hours long, and I want everyone to do at least 3 or 4 baubles, so needed to keep it simple. I covered it with paper, added a die-cut snowflake that was glittered and sequinned, hung a bell on the base, and tied a bow with silver cord.  I've done others bauble designs, but they can wait for another time - probably when the weather is turning a little colder!

If I say - Happy Christmas - will I be the first to do so this year??


  1. There are years when I start Christmas cards straight after the festivities. This year... I can't raise any enthusiasm at all!
    A great idea for a personalised décor and gifts too, lovely bauble.

  2. Eek Christmas, I never start early enough! Beautiful! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  3. I wish I could get into gear for Christmas mid year but it's never going to happen! A lovely project for your craft group.