Friday, October 15, 2010
A red and white homemade Christmas for us
Care to join us 'Down in the meadow' for a red and white gingham homemade Christmas this year... My love for country living has brought me to just love this theme. I start this early because I really want everything to be homemade. I love natural fibres and cottons. So ,the house is abuzz with Christmas craft. I hope to place all my idea's in this space for all to make and see. I went to a thrift store and brought some plain round wooden curtain rings. I cut some fabric into long strips and wound it around the ring. Glued the last piece at the top. I then cut out some felt stars, circles, hearts and mushrooms. I also felted mushrooms. These I sewed into place with some thin natural jute. Each little item needs to hang from the ring. The start of the Christmas trees dressing has already begun.
When we were in Knysna this year on holiday, I was walking through this lovely little village and got lured into a gorgeous shop by its smell. I was surprised to see that the shop owner had placed some vanilla essence into a burner . I must have been hungry! Anyway, I have taken to adding this little tradition to my home. Please try it you will LOVE it.. I brought these lovely trays and I think they are gorgeous! Just perfect for my veranda..
A happy weekend to you all~!