Last minute Christmas inspirations or be ahead of the game for next year

December 13th

A typical example of a vintage calender
Today I share with you many makes that I hope to try if not this year then for next year.  We now live in a world of easy to access inspiration but too often there is too much to sift through, so here I give you my favourite Christmas round up that I have come across this year, hope it inspires you...

A last minute Vintage Calendar to print off and compile from 1899, the dates are exactly the same as 2017, who wouldn't want to receive this.  Brought to you by the very generous Gunnvor Karita:   2017 Calendar 

Again another great post that Gunnor shared were her delightful Christmas boxes in the shape of houses.  These would be gorgeous just sitting on the window sill or as a gift box for a small tiny present.  This would be a great activity to complete with a small one too I should imagine.  I am definitely going to print some of these off and give them a go...  Christmas house boxes

Gift boxes, house shaped

Day 6 of Drops Design Advent Calendar

Last year I shared with you Drops Design Advent Calendar and they are sharing a new one again this year.  Each day you can open an online door to reveal that days yarn design, be it knitting or crochet, it's all so Christmasssy and I love it.  I admit, that I have no time to make anything for this year, but it has me thinking for things I would like to create next year, my eye is currently on Day 6 especially but I love them all really!
Drops Design Calendar

Of course I have to mention Phil over at The Twisted Yarn who claims to not like to think about the C word until around the 20th of December but she has such wonderfully easy Christmas patterns to make that it can entice the most reluctant of knitter and crocheter to give them a try, pop over and see.

Knitted version of a paper chain and
Christmas knitted trees a la Twisted Yarn

Then there is one of my favourite designers on Instagram, the very generous and kind hearted Kate of Just Pootling.  She shares her patterns on and her latest Christmas pudding and holly garland is simply Christmas perfect, look...

And finally stuck for a present for that hard to buy for person?  What about knitting your own luggage finders.  I think this is a genius idea and am going to be making lots of these, may even come up with my own designs personal to the people I am still needing to make for... and just a thought what about if you are travelling around Christmas time, how wonderful to make some Christmas luggage tags, holly, mini jumpers or stockings, Christmas puddings even to name byu a few ideas, the list is endless...   Luggage Finders

Knittted luggage finders

And finally today I leave you with a thought from a picture that popped up on my Facebook that made me stop and think.  I whole heartedly believe in this in a time when the world seems to be pulling apart...

Not forgetting today is St Lucia day and I shall be baking my saffron buns later this morning. I'll share them with you tomorrow...


  1. Wonderful, such good suggestions. I'll look forward to seeing your buns tomorrow! x

  2. So many fabulous ideas... So little time! I love the felted basket and those little houses.

    1. I know what you mean about time Hina. Hence I suggested getting ahead of the game for next year ;) I wish!!

  3. Like them all, but LOVE the Christmas pudding garland.

    1. The pudding garland is great isn't Janet. Kate is a clever generous designer

  4. Love them all and shall definitely be printing off some of the houses.

    1. Oh pleased I could introduce you to something new Annie

  5. i love the Drops calendar, what a great idea.


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