From my home to yours wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
I'll try to post again tonight or tomorrow
|Scrap yarn bird|
|Cut out two pieces of card|
|Wrap yarn around until you have at least 1cm width of yarn in each colour|
|Cut just one end, hold tight, so the yarn |
does not fall all over the place
|Tie each one in the centre|
|Place the 12cm yarn on top of the 10cm breast coloured yarn|
|Fold each on half|
|Take a small new piece of matching yarn for each colour|
|Tie each as close to the centre as possible|
|Lay the final colour on top|
|Scrunch up half an A4 sheet, |
his will be the bulk of the bird's body.
|Bring together all the loose ends of each |
colour section to cover the scrunched paper
|Tie tightly and trim the ends neatly|
|Make a beak out card|
|Add some black beads for eyes|
|Enjoy your bird|
|As our tree is not yet up, I have added |
the robin to the centre of the door wreath
|Lovely homemade addition to the wreath|
|Red spells Christmas to me |
but then I am traditional.
These yarn stars would look
fabulous in any colour
|The link at the bottom of this post includes a free template |
or this star, I transferred it onto the back of an old do not bend envelope
|The video shows you how to attach beads to the points |
but as I only had pom pom ribbon, I used that instead
|Tape the beginning of your yarn onto the centre of the star|
|Begin winding the yarn around the base of two of the points of the star|
|Once you have wound up to where the two points separate |
move across to the next two, do not cut the yarn just continue winding
|Continue winding each section, on the back, there will be a bit of |
crisscrossing and not quite so nat at this stage, but that can be sorted at the end
|When all base star point s are covered in yarn, I began to wind up |
the star point to the tip and then back down again towards the body
of the star, thus creating a very padded a full star.
|As you near the end of covering the entire star in yarn, try to be a bit |
more careful with the back of it and wind it so that both sides
look as neat as possible. Hang up and admire!
|It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas is just around the corner in our home|
|Melt the butter before adding |
for the spelt crispbread
|Dough before flattening into |
the spelt flour crispbread
|Spelt flour crispbread after flattening|
|Cut bite-size pieces once the |
spelt flour crispbread has cooled
|Spelt flour crispbread ready for their toppings, |
what would you choose to add?
|A great elevenses snack spelt flour crispbread|
|Elevenses: Spelt flour crispbread with savoury toppings followed by some of the Norwegian Christmas bakes.|
|Gathering wrapping resources and presents to wrap|
|Norwegian cookies wrapped and ready to gift|
|Notice the tissue is a little crinkled as it is |
reused tissue paper from a shoebox!
|Inspiration comes from all sorts |
of places, can you see where
the idea for the gift tag came from?
|Basic Nisse cut out shapes|
|Each Nisse is slightly different from the others|
|Peep under his beard to see who the gift is to and from|
|The tissue is rather crinkled but does it matter? |
Better to reuse I think?
|The first batch of wrapped gifts ready to be dispatched|
|A basket of homemade goodies|